LIFECycle is dedicated to bringing the benefits of cycling to youth through hands-on education and adventure. LIFECycle programs teach the fundamentals of bike safety and maintenance to youth of all ages, across the Lower Mainland and beyond.
By teaching in the classroom and schoolyard — in a controlled, traffic-free environment — we are able to give youth a clearer understanding of the hazards they may face when riding their bicycles in their neighbourhood or to school.
LIFECycle has created interactive, age-appropriate programs for youth of all ages and skill levels. With a team of certified Cycling Educators and a stand out kit of equipment — we roll up to a school and it's all about learning and fun for the day! We've taught at hundreds of schools and left thousands of youth with the bicycle smarts they'll need to stay safe while riding.
CycleSmarts is a 45-60 minute in-class safety presentation. Students focus on safety issues concerning all aspects of city cycling; including helmet fit and clothing options, lessons on how to maneuver in traffic and basic bike safety checks.
Held on school grounds, youth on their bicycles, 80–90min per 1–2 classes. Students visit 6 or more stations where they learn how to negotiate different types of road safety situations in a simulated environment free from traffic. The course can be set up to introduce many features such as: stop signs, driveways, cornering, shoulder-checks, and how to avoid car doors.
Using Montague Harbour Provincial Park on Galiano Island as our group base for 3 nights, we shall visit both Mayne and Pender Islands, planning our rides around the ferries of Active Pass. The 4-day weekend provides ample opportunity to explore the beauty of all three islands, and to sample the delights of many Gulf Island's unique cafes and stores. A shorter 2.5-day weekend may also be arranged, omitting either Pender or Mayne Island.
LIFECycle's all-new High School program aims at getting students out on their bikes visiting their community's best green businesses. LIFECycle targets environmentally conscious businesses to partner with neighbouring schools, showcasing their business model.
LIFECycle’s Spring Break and Summer bike camps are a fun way for youth to enjoy their time off while gaining valuable lessons in safe bike travel within their community. The goal of LIFECycle’s camps is to show youth how easy and safe it can be to travel around their neighbourhood and city. Thanks to the daily practice, riding awareness and skill greatly increases during the five days spent at camp.