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  JUNE
  2018

ABOUT THE SILVER CHAIN CHALLENGE

The Silver Chain Challenge is a friendly competition between a growing number of participating communities from across Eastern Ontario to inspire and promote more active, safer and healthier communities.

Silver Chain partners, and our growing list of partners from across Eastern Ontario, are inviting residents and visitors of all participating municipalities to compete for the most number of kilometres biked, walked, run and wheeled over the month of June. So dust off your bikes and lace up your shoes to participate in any and all forms of active transportation!

2018 marks more than 5 years that the Challenge has been issued. Our health and community partners are joining the municipalities to promote and challenge residents and visitors of all participating municipalities to be more active, healthy, engaged and safe.

From June 1 through 30, participating municipal residents can log their kilometres — whether walking or biking. A real-time bar graph of kilometres clocked will be displayed on the homepage of this website, showing which county measures up to being the most active on bicycles.

A real-time bar graph of kilometres clocked will be displayed on the homepage of this website, showing which community measures up to being the most engaged.

All walking and cycling data is displayed on the Stats page, inviting friendly community-to-community, group to group and school to school competition.

We hope to inspire healthy competition and talk more about healthy, active communities where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds move more, to build healthier communities, and enjoy healthier, safer and happier lives. Through the Silver Chain Challenge, we are working together to support healthier and safer pedestrians and all health, economic and safety components of Ontario's #CycleON strategy. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/publications/pdfs/ontario-cycle-strateg...

Register on this website TODAY and start clocking your kilometres. Start small and log each trip.

The benefits are huge: improved mental and physical health, vibrant and healthier communities, safer roads for all users, stronger local economy, and engaged and active community members of all ages. Learn more about the safety benefits of active transportation. http://www.cflri.ca/sites/default/files/node/339/files/AT6_safety.pdf

REMEMBER: This competition isn't just about points. It's about increasing the number of participants and kilometres logged in each community. It's about everyone having fun!

Participate as an individual, family, school class or group.