How do parents know when their kids are ready to bike independently? These tips will help inform you while building your kids’ confidence too.
Children pick things up faster when they’re having fun. So here are five fun activities that can help build your child’s bike-riding skills.
Through Trips for Kids Ottawa, Cat Weaver is doing something special for her community: teaching youth how to ride bikes.
Riding a bike can be one of the most freeing activities. Here are some of the current best practices for how to raise a skilled, bike-loving rider.
At first glance, you might think that the Bromont National Cycling Centre (BNCC) is only for elite athletes, but think again. The centre also makes basic cycling skills a priority. The BNCC, located in Bromont, Que., gives adults and children the chance to discover all cycling sports—BMX, mountain biking, cyclocross, road cycling, track cycling, as … Continued
The kids are back to school and it’s just as important as ever to keep up activity levels each day before and after classes, and to plan active outdoor time on weekends. Check out these suggestions for some fun family bike rides this fall before you bring the skis and sleds out. 1. Invite the … Continued
With the start of the school year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to get our kids to school. Recently, there’s been a significant push for active school travel (AST). Programs are popping up across Canada to identify routes and educate students and their parents on safe active transportation. In Alberta, Ever … Continued
Teaching a child to ride a bike must be one of the toughest activities. It certainly has been in our house. “Parent fail” reverberates in my head when my daughter tearfully says she doesn’t want to ride her bike. We started with a pedal-less strider bike, which was great for her to learn to balance … Continued
Across Canada, parks are adding BMX tracks and pump tracks to appeal to older and more adventurous kids. But these features aren’t only fun for big kids. Even children as young as three years old can develop the fundamental movement skills they need to master a balance bike on the track, with a little help … Continued
Editor’s note: This article was updated March 12, 2021. Every year, Canadians celebrate Bike to School Week. You can take part by encouraging your child or student to ride to school during this week and beyond. When done safely, cycling to and from school leads to children who are healthy, happy, and ready to study … Continued
Biking benefits kids of all ages
Editor’s note: This post was updated on April 17, 2020. There are an estimated 2 billion bicycles in the world. In fact, after walking, biking is the second most popular form of active transportation. And for good reasons. With the new technology in bikes, you can two-wheel yourself over almost any terrain and in all … Continued
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