Everyone Rides Grade 4-5

 

The Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program provides 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 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 finish elementary school having received cycling education (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 BC youth.

After a challenging pilot year of adapting to meet the needs of a global pandemic, the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program heads into 2021 with the goal of reaching 80 schools and over 8000 grade 4 and 5 students in Metro Vancouver, Capital Regional District, Kelowna and surrounding areas through the Spring and Fall.

 

Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Program Overview

Who: Grade 4-5 students in British Columbia

Where: Metro Vancouver, Kelowna & Capital Regional District (Victoria) and surrounding areas, ultimately delivered across BC

What: Two cycling education sessions in schools, bicycles (including adaptive bikes for kids with mobility challenges) and helmets: 

o Day 1: In-Class or Online Introduction to Cycling and Helmet Safety – 45-60 minutes

o Day 2: Learn2Ride School Ground Cycling Skills Training – 70-90 minutes

 * for detailed information on the Learn2Ride course in Metro Vancouver see our Learn2Ride page here.

When: Spring and Fall 2021

How: Investment from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as part of CleanBC’s Move. Commute. Connect. strategy for cleaner, more active transportation.

 

2020 Year in Review

The Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 pilot program successfully launched in Fall 2020 in Kelowna and the Capital Regional District (Victoria). After shifting resources in Spring 2020 to create and deliver an online Learn2Ride cycling education course, the program successfully rolled out in person in 18 schools in Fall 2020.

Through the Spring and Fall of 2020, the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 pilot program reached over 1800 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 Spring 2021!

 

How to get Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 at your school

Interested in the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5? Contact us at everyonerides@bikehub.ca to see what funding and resources are currently available in your community.

HUB Cycling works with local delivery partners in Victoria (Capital Bike) and Kelowna (GreenStep) to deliver in-school programming. 

If your organization is interested in getting involved in the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program elsewhere in British Columbia, we encourage you to contact us at everyonerides@bikehub.ca

 

The Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program is led by HUB Cycling and is funded by the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

We'd like to thank BigSteelBox in Kelowna for generously storing the bikes used for the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 Program.

 

For more information and to get involved contact everyonerides@bikehub.ca

 

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