IN-SCHOOL BIKE PROGRAMS
Canyon Lister Elementary, Creston - on bikes day
EVERYONE RIDES - GRADES 4 & 5
Kootenay Mountain Biking has paired with HUB Cycling, funded by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, to provide the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program to schools in the West Kootenays, with a focus on School Districts 20, 8, and 51. Our goal is to help provide British Columbia elementary students with skills, confidence and the opportunity to learn to ride their bikes to and from school. Cycling education for elementary students helps:
reach goals related to Vision Zero, climate action, active transportation, and healthy communities
provide a safer way for students to get daily physical exercise and move within their community
to raise a generation of sustainable transportation users and safe road users
Universal cycling education in schools is an effective way to raise a generation of sustainable transportation users and safe road users. Every child should receive cycling education before finishing elementary school (much like they do in many European jurisdictions). This creates a systemic culture of cycling that permeates student, parent and teacher lifestyles and transportation choices. HUB Cycling is excited to work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to make universal cycling education a reality for British Columbia youth.
The Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program is heading into its 4th year with the goal of reaching 60 public schools and over 6,000 grade 4 and 5 students in Metro Vancouver, the Capital Regional District, Kelowna, West Kootenays, and surrounding areas in 2023.
Helping kids build skills, confidence and the opportunity to learn to ride their bikes to and from school
Grade 4-5 students in British Columbia
Metro Vancouver, the Capital Regional District, Kelowna, West Kootenays, Prince George, and surrounding areas, ultimately delivered across British Columbia
Two cycling education sessions in schools with provided bicycles (including adaptive bikes for kids with mobility challenges) and helmets:
In-Class or Online Introduction to Cycling and Helmet Safety – 45-60 minutes
Learn2Ride Schoolground Cycling Skills Training – 70-90 minutes
Spring (April-June) and Fall (September - November) each year (running since 2020)
Adam Robertson Elementary, Creston - in classroom session
Adam Robertson Elementary, Creston - on bikes day
YEAR IN REVIEW
Through the spring and fall of 2022, the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program reached over 7,500 students through a combination of online, in-class, and on-bike learning, contributing to the goal of universal cycling education in British Columbia.
Learn2Ride Online is currently available to schools where in-person programming is not currently permitted or available. Register your class for Learn2Ride Online this season!
HOW TO GET EVERYONE RIDES - GRADES 4 & 5
IN YOUR SCHOOL
Are you a West Kootenay School interested in the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program coming to your school?
Email Kootenay Mountain Biking at firstname.lastname@example.org
HUB Cycling works with local delivery partners in the Capital Regional District (Capital Bike), Kelowna (Elevation Outdoors), West Kootenays (Kootenay Mountain Biking), and Prince George (Caledonia Nordic Ski Club) to deliver in-school programming in those regions.
If your organization is interested in getting involved in the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program in other parts of British Columbia, we encourage you to contact HUB Cycling at: email@example.com.