The City of Thunder Bay works with community organizations to offer programs and services aiming to help make active transportation more safe, easy, and fun. These programs are diverse and range from encouraging activity to educating citizens on how to navigate our network.

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 with the hope of helping families realize the benefits of active travel such as increasing physical activity, along with 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 and supported by 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. There are courses offered for people of all ages and abilities and can include free group rides, school bike rodeos, commuter skills and advanced instructor training.

Commuter Challenge

The Commuter Challenge is a national friendly competition between workplaces, cities, and provinces. EcoSuperior delivers the program locally and the goal is for workplaces and individuals to use alternatives to driving alone for at least one day of the Commuter Challenge week. The challenge week is held each Summer and participating is free with prizes to be won!

Thunder Bay also has a Commuter Challenge Facebook page!

Bike Valet Event Bike Parking

Being a relatively small city means events in Thunder Bay are often a short biking distance. EcoSuperior offers a low-cost Bike Valet, which is modular bike parking that is easy to set up and remove for the event.

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