The City of Thunder Bay and its partners work together to offer programs and services to help make getting around actively safe, easy, and fun. There are programs that encourage you to enjoy the world; programs that focus on education; and programs that influence the way we think about travel.

WOW Thunder Bay

Walk or Wheel Thunder Bay (WOW TBay) is program that encourages families to choose active transportation for the trip to and from school. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered (non-motorized) travel such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, scooter, or skateboard. It is part of a province-wide Ontario Active School Travel project. Active transportation increases physical activity, improves physical, mental and emotional health while also benefiting our environment.

WOW TBay is run by EcoSuperior Environmental Programs and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. It is a partnership that includes staff from Lakehead Public SchoolsThunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Student Transportation Services of Thunder Bay, the City of Thunder Bay, and Thunder Bay Police Service.

Safe Cycling Thunder Bay

Safe Cycling Thunder Bay is a cycling education program delivered by EcoSuperior in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay. The program offers cycling skills training to make riding in Thunder Bay easier, safer, and more fun.

Safe Cycling is one of the most successful cycling training programs in Canada. We offer courses for people of all ages and abilities. From free group rides to school bike rodeos to commuter skills to advanced instructor training, our 44 cycling instructors are here to help.

Commuter Challenge

The Commuter Challenge is a national friendly competition between workplaces, cities, and provinces. Workplaces and individuals across the country are being challenged to use alternatives to driving alone for at least one day of the Commuter Challenge week (June 3-9, 2018). If you bike, walk, take Transit, carpool, telecommute, canoe, you are getting it done! Participating is free and there are great prizes to be won!

Check out EcoSuperior's website for more information. We are looking for both individuals and employers to get involved! There is also a national Commuter Challenge page where you will register and track your progress. It's an awesome site that tells you how many calories you burnt, distance travelled, and GHG saved.

Thunder Bay also has a Commuter Challenge Facebook page!

Bike Racks for Business Program

Wouldn't it be nice if you had a safe place to lock your bike once you got to your destination? We think so too, that's why the City runs the Bike Racks for Business Program! It gets bikes racks to businesses with minimal fuss and cost. Learn all about it here. Let a local business know that you want a rack!

Bike Valet Event Bike Parking

Thunder Bay is a nice, relatively small city. Special events are almost always an easy biking distance from home. Wouldn't it be nice to have a safe, secure place to lock your bike at a special event?

EcoSuperior can help! With their low-cost Bike Valet, they offer low-cost and easy to setup bike parking for special event. They have friendly staff who will take your bike, lock it up, and watch it until you're ready to go home again. It's the gold standard of service! Request the Bike Valet service at your next event!

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