Kids are gearing up for the Golden Wheel competition that encourages students to get to school on their own steam during Bike to Work Week May 17 to June 2.

Golden Wheel competition rides again in Campbell River

The elementary and the middle school with the greatest green house gas savings will win a pool party

The third annual Golden Wheel competition is coming to Campbell River – and students will be participating in this competition by biking, walking, rollerblading or carpooling to school during Bike To Work Week May 27 to June 2.

It’s easy to participate in the Golden Wheel Challenge. Teachers, all you have to do is email Karen Chappell at karen.chappell@campbellriver.ca to let her know your students are up for it!

Then, during Bike To Work Week, track the number of kids in your class that bike, walk, rollerblade or use forms of transportation other than a car to get to school. Submit your class results at the end of Bike To Work Week to be entered to win great prizes. The elementary and the middle school with the greatest green house gas savings will win a pool party at Centennial Pool, and the high school with the greatest green house gas savings will win $200 towards a school green project. Why should your class participate in the Golden Wheel Challenge?

Students who participate in the Golden Wheel Challenge can enter to win daily prizes at their school;

  • walking, biking, and rollerblading to school can help children meet their daily physical activity requirements;
  • kids who are physically active show marked improvements in concentration, ability to pay attention and are more likely to behave and perform well in school,
  • and you will be doing something great for the environment!

For more information on the Golden Wheel Challenge, please contact Karen Chappell at karen.chappell@campbellriver.ca or check out the Campbell River location on the Bike To Work

Week Website (www.biketowork.ca).