Bike to School
Part of our core mission is to provide cycling instruction and events for Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools in the area. Our Bike to School program offers courses and activities for Grades 3 and up, as well as promoting and growing Metro Vancouver’s Bike to School Week.
Partnering up with our Bike to School team allows your school the opportunity to:
- Promote cycling as a fun, healthy & social way to exercise, be independent, and get around.
- Offer an avenue to build and increase cycling skills.
- Take an active role in promoting bike knowledge, including safe and responsible cycling.
An introductory course for grades 3-6 that gets students excited about urban cycling and introduces them to basic road rules and safe cycling concepts. Taught by trained instructors over 2 days, students learn through classroom activities and on-bike skills practice on the school ground.
Targeted to grades 6-8, Ride the Road introduces students to the freedom and responsibilities of cycling in an urban setting. Taking place over 5 days, this course explores basic bike maintenance, road safety, and culminates in a small-group neighborhood road ride in the schools’ community.
In our Bike to School programs, we provide opportunities for all children to be able to experience our activities on bikes. Thanks to a grant for the GoodLife Kids Foundation, we are able to offer a variety of adapted bikes to support those with a variety of needs and mobility issues. These bikes ensure that all children, regardless of their abilities, can participate in a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable way. Since joining our fleet in 2017, these bikes have allowed many young riders in Metro Vancouver to progress in their love and appreciation of cycling. For more information on these bikes, please check out our resources page (coming soon)!
Take a look at a video from a Learn2Ride visiting a school in Metro Vancouver. Shot on Day 2 of the program, we were showing a group of Grade 4 & 5 students introductory cycling skills to use later in their neighborhoods.
HUB Cycling is able to deliver courses in schools thanks to generous funding from TransLink, municipalities, and grants. Interested in having HUB Cycling come to your school? Add your school to our Bike to School course interest list and we'll get in touch to let you know if funding is available in your city.