Bike for Mike presents Music and Motion
Save the date: Sunday, June 2, 2024 for our 14th annual fundraising ride
How the event works
- Register to ride one of 5 different routes, either as an individual or on a team.
- Donate and/or pledge to fundraise for your ride.
- Invite your friends, family, coworkers to ride.
- Meet us on Sunday, June 2, 2024 for a day of cycling and musical fun.
After the ride
Finishing your ride means its time to celebrate! Browse local art, enjoy live music, try the bicycle obstacle course, and enjoy lunch and a drink with friends and family.
Why Music and Motion?
To ensure that kids are healthy and happy as they grow and develop, we focus on tools for health promotion. Riding a bike and participating in music make us feel better in the present and will protect us in the future. Both activities have a powerful impact on Brain Health.
Brain health is a term that is used to describe how all parts of our health are connected to the brain (physical, mental, social, cognitive). A healthy brain helps a child take on the world. When their brain is healthy, they are better equipped to learn new things, form strong relationships, and deal with life’s challenges. And when they’re equipped this way, they can develop the tools to grow and age successfully.
What are we fundraising for?
The Daily School Route (DSR)
Walking or biking (or rolling, etc.) to school is an opportunity for kids to learn about their neighbourhood, develop independence, spend time with friends/family, help the environment, and improve their brain health.
The DSR is an active transportation system for kids with the aspiration of getting 100% of students who live close enough to walk or wheel to and from school daily. The DSR works with HWDSB and HWCDSB school communities to realize this aspiration.
Through working with many school communities, the DSR has learned that a primary barrier to walking or biking to school is the design of neighbourhoods and the influence that has on safety. This design has resulted from prioritizing the movement of automobiles over the needs of children, and as a city we continue to design this way. To support the health of kids, we need to think differently