This post describes 9 simple steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.
In 1897 an 8-year-old girl, Virginia O’Hanlon, wrote to a New York City newspaper, The Sun, to ask whether there really was a Santa Claus. They assured her that there was. And not only did Santa Claus exist for Virginia, but he was a very smart Santa Claus, with the good sense to give Virginia the priceless gift of a bicycle.
Donate a toy – maybe even a bike – to help to make a child very happy this Christmas. The Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast is the place to do it! Happening this year on 13 December.
This post shows how to transport kids on bikes – you can choose between mounted bike seats for kids; bike trailers for kids; tag-along bikes for kids; tow bars for kids’ bikes; longtail cargo bikes for transporting kids; bucket-style cargo bikes; and electric bucket-style cargo bikes.
An easy way to reduce the costs of keeping your family fit is to incorporate exercise into your daily parenting routine this summer. Invest in family bikes, find a free swimming pool, or check out the thousands of free parks available. It’s easy to get exercise for your whole family while saving money this summer.
Keeping your child active can be one of the most difficult parts of parenting. From walking and cycling to more niche activities, getting your little ones moving is crucial to development. Here are tips for getting your children active from a young age, as well as advice on how to incorporate exercise into their everyday routines. You’re (almost) never too young for your first bike!
The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
Cars caused millions of traffic fatalities. In fact, cars have killed more people than anything else – terrorists and wars kill far less people. Yet when a little boy on a bike gets run down by a cab on a sidewalk outside his own home, the knee jerk response of many people is to blame the boy! Why are we so addicted to cars that we would blame an injured child, rather than a cab driver who was driving half on the sidewalk, knocked down a small boy, and then fled the scene?
Dominion Lending Centres and CAPS Westwood Cycle got together to donate hundreds of bikes to needy children, via the Christmas Bureau, at the 2014 Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast.
Kids on Wheels is helping to promote cycling education in preschools and daycares in Vancouver.
The Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on December 11, 2014, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., with Global TV in attendance as always. I love attending this event, where you donate a gift and then have breakfast with a lot of happy people sharing in […]
Tips about how to encourage your kids to ride bikes! Learning to love riding bikes will set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy activity. And biking with your kids will make you fitter too!
I’ve commented before that no matter what happens, as far as some motorists are concerned, cyclists are always in the wrong – even when they are children. I’ve just read a case that really takes the cake in this regard. Matthew Kenney was a popular seventh grader who loved sports. He was killed before he […]