All Aboard

All Aboard Family Cycling Program

A multi-faceted initiative to introduce and encourage families to use bikes for transport and recreation in the Greater Victoria Area.

Skills Workshops & Family Rides

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!

Sept 26, 11:00am-2:00pm, Henderson Rec Centre.

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

helmet fit/adjustment

bike check

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.

Downloadable Info-sheets

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!

Online Family Cycling Resources

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:

More Programming to Come:

Balance Bike Lending Program

More Programming to Come:

Videos of local family cycling experts

Program Sponsors