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SPRING BREAK BIKE CAMPS!
Our Community Bike Club aims to inspire a love of cycling in young people, and to create a wider interest in and awareness of cycling and active transportation in our neighbourhoods and schools.
Our Community Bike Club is excited to inform you that in addition to our Summer Bike Camps, this spring we will be running Spring Break Bike Camps! A great opportunity for your kids to learn how to ride safely and have fun while exploring the city with new friends on bikes during Spring Break.
Camp Dates; Two sessions; March 17-21 and March 24-28, 2014
Camp Hours: 8:30-3:30 (with aftercare available if needed 3:30-6pm)
Maximum 10 kids to 2 Instructors
Instructors are Can-Bike II bike safety educated and 1st aid trained
Camps meet at Britannia Elementary 1110 Cotton Dr.
Cost: $250 per 5 day camp. Subsidies available through Britannia.
No bike no problem. We have loaner bikes!
In person at Information Centre 1661 Napier st or Britannia pool cashier
or by phone 604 718 5800 ext 2
Our Community Bike Clubs (OCBC) Jan 2014.
Our Community Bike Clubs brings the model of our shops into six local highschool and elementary schools. At Clubs, we teach children and youth to cycle safely and maintain their own bicycles.Young Riders is a program that takes elementary students on weekly bike rides after school. Our main focus is to introduce them to a new way of getting around, on rainy days we make bike art and teach basic maintenance.Earn-A-Bike introduces young people to mechanics and empowers teens while they build themselves a ride. OCBC tries to create spaces, with bikes as our centering point, that are free, anti-oppressive, and encourage active and experience based learning.
We are entering our seventh school year at Grandview Elementary! Every Thursday afternoon, our staff look forward to rides in the Grandview/Woodland Community. Halloween fell on Grandview club this year; we dressed up and had a scavenger hunt at Clark Park! It has been great to see returning faces at Grandview. We are looking forward to starting Bike Scouts, a bike based leadership program for the more experienced riders.
Hastings Bike Club just wrapped up. We are excited there were so many new faces for this session. All eight participants learned riding safety and we rode to four parks. A highlight at our last club was riding to the park to drink hot chocolate and play grounders while the sun went down. We’re all looking forward to the new year!
Britannia Elementary NEW!
This fall and winter, we began visiting a grade 3 class at Britannia Elementary. We just finished talking about bikes in the class. In the new year, keep your eyes out for groups of these little riders on the bike lanes and practicing skills Grandview Park
We have four very keen young women participating in Earn a Bike at Britannia this semester, including a student who does not know how to ride yet. She is working on her bike and we will teach her when her bike is built and safe to ride. An amazing example of a young person willing to learn something new and jump in with both feet.
At Byrne Creek Secondary School this year we have 5 Earn-A-Bike students. All but one of them started with no experience working on bicycles (nor did they know names/uses of most of our tools) and now they are all well on their way to having their bikes completed and road ready. One of the boys suffers from cerebral palsy and has limited use of one of his hands, but everyone else in the club is happy to help, which not only allows him to participate but actually build up his bike at the same pace as all the rest. So far club has been great, everyone has shown alot of committment, dedication, enthusiasm and excitment. We hope to have all the bikes finished by Christmas holidays.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING II
We ran our second successful instructor training. Instructor Training is a program we launched this year to train teachers and youth workers who are interested in offering bike programs in their schools.
The OCBC staff spend lots of time engaging with and supporting start up bike mechanics initiatives in schools. Two schools we have partnered with this year are Genesis and Windermere Secondary.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to individual donors who subsidize a huge portion of our programming. If you are interested in making a donation follow the canadahelps link in the top right corner. If you would like to meet to talk about how you can support our programs please contact Travis Pawlak at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the organizations that continue to support our programs:
Participating in Our Community Bike Club, either at School or in Summer Camp, means you’ll get to go on rides, learn safety skills & basic maintenance, play games, have fun, eat snacks, and learn to confidently and safely use your bicycle for transportation, fitness, and fun! Through Our Community Bike Club you can earn a free bicycle if you don’t have one (although you may have to do some work to repair it… with our help, of course!).
For more information contact: Summer Camp Coordinator: Travis Pawlak email@example.com 604-518-3402
Here are our Terms and Conditions: Our Community Bikes Program Policies