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 for transportation.
Thinking of hosting a program at your school this Fall 2020? Read our COVID-19 safety plan to learn what HUB Cycling is doing, and what your school can do, to keep everyone safe while they learn to ride.
New: Distance Education for Bike Safety Programs
When schools had to close their doors before HUB's biggest spring season yet, we redirected our momentum into building an educational resource that could be accessed outside of the classroom. We are now pleased to offer Learn2Ride Online, a free online bike safety course for children and other beginner riders. Visit our information page to preview the course and learn how to gain access.
Looking to spend more time in the saddle? Why not keep those cycling skills sharp with our Bike Ride Bingo game! It is great for beginners and families, and will add an exciting twist to the next bike ride while practicing safe cycling behaviours and communication skills.
HUB's Bike Education team is currently exploring adaptable ways to offer our Bike to School programs to students come Fall 2020. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest updates, or fill out our Bike to School Course Interest form to hear from our coordinators directly when your school becomes eligible for a program.
Check out our 2019 programs at a glance:
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. Learn2Ride has been chosen as the curriculum for the new Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 pilot program. Take a look at this program in action here!
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.
An exciting cycling education pilot program reaching all grade 4 & 5 students in Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, and Capital Regional District (Victoria) starting spring 2020. With any success, and the continued support from the BC Active Transportation Strategy, it could be implemented province-wide!
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Thank you as well to our supporters!
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.
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