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 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 3rd 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, Rossland and surrounding areas in spring 2022.

 

Program overview

Who: Grade 4-5 students in British Columbia

Where: Metro Vancouver, the Capital Regional District, Kelowna, Rossland and surrounding areas, ultimately delivered across British Columbia

What: Two cycling education sessions in schools with provided 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* Schoolground Cycling Skills Training – 70-90 minutes

 * For detailed information on the Learn2Ride course in Metro Vancouver, see our Learn2Ride webpage.

When: Spring 2022 (running since 2020)

How: Led by HUB Cycling and funded by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as part of CleanBC’s Move. Commute. Connect. strategy for cleaner, more active transportation.

 

2021 year in review

Through the spring and fall of 2021, 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 Spring 2022!

 

How to get Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 in your community

Interested in the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program...? 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 the Capital Regional District (Capital Bike), Kelowna (Elevation Outdoors) and Rossland (Kootenay Mountain Biking) to deliver in-school programming in those regions. 

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

 

 

 

Thank you to our sponsor!

Thank you to our supporter for generously storing the bikes used in Kelowna for the Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 program!

 

To learn more about BigSteelBox, please visit https://www.bigsteelbox.com/location/kelowna/.