We are hosting free, in-person workshops for families to come and learn tips and tricks on riding bikes as a group. Whether your kids are riding on their own, or you or your partner are pulling them along, you can bring the whole family! Our Bike Skills Instructors will guide you through best practices, easy bike maneuvering skills, and even lead you on a group ride to a special and fun final location!
Join us at the Henderson Rec Centre for our final All Aboard Course of 2021! Learn tips on how to ride with your family from our experienced instructors. To Book your course please follow the link below or call James at the Capital Bike office at 250-920-5775
Individual skills include:
turn signals, stop signals
road signs (stop signs/yield signs/crosswalks, etc.)
riding in a straight line
stopping / starting / turning
Group Riding Skills:
Riding single file on the street
Riding away from the door zone of parked cars
Where should adults ride in relation to the child or youth
Allow room for stopping distance (distance between bikes)
Communication – talk before you stop
What to do at intersections when you are in a family group
Route selection and how to choose a route
Please note that children should be at least 1 year old to participate in the program. The workshop is not designed to teach children how to bike, therefore, if they are unable to ride on their own, they should be carried/towed on you or a partner’s bike. Please click the link below for the full document with our policies for the workshops.
Chocked full of great tips and resources, these info-sheets are complied from local knowledge and expertise from our All Aboard Family Cycling Group. Easy-to-read and super shareable, these are free resources that would be great for any parent group, community organization, library, support group, and more!
Focusing on three topics, Cycling While Pregnant, Cycling With Kids (On Your Bike) and Cycling With Kids (On Their Bikes), the All-Aboard Program invites those curious about family cycling to watch a short video made by local family cyclists with Quadratic Sound about their experiences riding with their kids (still to come); Facebook Live Q&A sessions, and download a one-page “Cheat Sheet” with tips and recommended routes!
View the free, live Facebook Event Q&As at the following links:
Balance Bike Lending Program
Videos of local family cycling experts