This post describes 7 easy 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!
In this post, we offer 5 useful tips for parents to help keep their kids safe when they are riding their bikes. The best part is that most of our tips involve spending time with your kids, whether it be cycling, or fixing bikes. These activities could end up being some of your child’s most cherished memories of their childhood.
Bike to School Week BC (#bike2school) is coming up! Bike to School Week is a fun, free, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities.
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.
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!
We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
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.
Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park offers fun, safe cycling in a beautiful, lakeside environment – right in the heart of Burnaby. It’s safe and fun for the whole family. Our post includes a guide and two videos.
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.
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route is safe and fun for the whole family, offering spectacular views and an endless array of fun things to do!
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!
A couple of weeks ago I went to the Pan Pacific’s 25th Annual Christmas Wish Breakfast in Vancouver. This is a great tradition, which enables people to donate a (new) toy to the Christmas Bureau, and then share a communal breakfast. The Christmas Bureau passes on the toys to families that are struggling to afford […]
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 […]