Bikeathon 2024

Bikethon 2.0 is in the books! 

Friday, May 10 was an awesome day! 175 riders, 21 bikes, and collectively thousands of kilometres pedalled! Thank you to our generous sponsors, online auction donors, registration fees, Peter's Drive-In fun lunch and online donations, we have raised approximately $15,000 for KidSport! NSS also filled a bin with used sports equipment that will go to Calgary athletes in need. We are so proud of our supportive NSS community, and that we are able to give back to such a vital Calgary charity. Bikeathon 3.0 will be Friday, May 9, 2025!

The online donation link to Kidsport will remain open until Monday, May, 20, so it is not too late to contribute. Thanks again, NSS families! You guys are amazing!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Saputo, Allrush Print & Apparel, Leeswood Construction, CIHA, Axial Exploration, Canadian Sport Institute, Spolumbos, Peter’s Drive-In, and Red Rock Grill.

Thank you to our Online Auction/ Rider Lounge donors: Save on Foods, Amborella Floral, Glamorgan bakery, Yamnuska Wolf Dog Sanctuary, Calgary Surge, Calgary Flames, Canadian Brewhouse (University District), Premier Lacrosse League, Winsport, The Bike Shop, Notable restaurant, Toronto Raptors, Springbank Links, WinSport, and Ms. Erin Anderson.

Bikeathon 2024

QR Code to Register for Bikeathon

On Friday, May 10, the National Sport School will be holding our second Bikeathon in support of KidSport. This years goal is $10,000 for KidSport. 

A bikeathon requires teams of students to keep the wheels on an exercise bike turning for 12 hours (7 am to 7 pm) by riding in shifts of 30 minutes to one hour. Family members are welcome to join teams as well. You do not need to be present for the entire ride, just for your assigned shifts. Riders each pay an entry fee of $25 (early registration until April 12th) and $35 (regular registration from April 13th- May 10th).  Fees can be paid through School Cash. Students can raise extra donations of sports gear or funds; we are also looking for sponsors to donate, with all proceeds going to KidSport.

Here is a direct link to sign up your team

Here is a direct fundraising link if you wish to make a donation to KidSport

Participants will receive an event t-shirt, and donations of $500 or more will have their logo or family name included on the back of the shirt. We are also collecting silent auction items for an online auction, and we will have a KidSport donation bin for gently used sporting gear at NSS the week before the event. 

The student athletes of NSS are excited to give back to other athletes, allowing financially disadvantaged students to train and compete. We invite you to take part on May 10, as a rider, donor, or event sponsor. 

Thank you for your support!

Bikeathon FAQs:

  • Do I need to ride for 12 hours? No, the 12 hours of biking is to be covered by your team of riders. You can decide who will ride, when they will ride, and for how long. The recommended team size is 6-8 but any number of riders is allowed.
  • Do I need to be there for 12 hours? No, as long as someone is riding, you do not need to be there for the whole time. 
  • Where will we be riding? The bikes will be set up in CSI in Winsport.
  • Will I miss classes? You might miss class while you are riding, but you will not miss all of your classes on May 10. When your team signs up for shifts, try to ride during your spare (if you have one). Teachers are aware that some students will be missing some classes on this day. The main office will have a list of who is riding, and will place an attendance note in Edsby.
  • Who can sign up? Your team should be made up of students, teammates, family members, coaches, alumni, etc. 
  • What if I can’t find enough people to make a team? See Mrs Sceviour, and she can put you together with other students who are looking for teammates too. 
  • How much does it cost? Riders each pay an entry fee of $25 (early registration until April 12th) and $35 (regular registration from April 13th- May 10th).  Registration  includes a t-shirt. Payment can be made online through School Cash. Each student school cash account is set up to take up to 8 entry fees, in case the other riders on your team are not current NSS students.
  • Why should I do this? We are very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in many different sports at a high level. Many young Calgarians do not have the money or equipment to play. This is our chance to give back to others!! And it will be fun!!