Our Youth Bike Adventures are all about getting out there, on your bike. During the multi-day bike camping adventure, youth will learn self-confidence, social responsibility and working through challenges. They will learn many practical outdoor skills while gaining knowledge about nature and local history. By travelling slower, you see more and have more experiences.

All Youth Bike Adventure trips are preceded by training rides and education around bike safety, warm up exercises, appropriate clothing selection, camping etiquette, and riding in weather.

These multi-day bike camping adventures take place on Saltspring Island or Galiano Island. Gulf Island roads are quiet and peaceful with little traffic, albeit a little hilly at times!

Average daily cycling distances vary from 10km up to 40km max. Youth will be grouped according to ability, with a maximum of 8 riders per group along with adult leaders.

Camp activities include: beachcombing, forest hikes, touring lighthouses and marinas, campfire stories, slideshows, lake swims, outdoor games and more! LIFECycle can tailor activities to the interests of the group.

LIFECycle oversees parental support, youth rider grouping, equipment selection, food planning, route mapping, mechanical support, vehicle back-up, radio support and campsite organization.

We found your classroom sessions practical, informative and well paced. Yesterday was a wonderful day. I believe the active participation was the key. Providing the opportunity for the students to practice what they learned is important. Lots of bikes at school today! Usually only about 2–3, today there were 25!

Leslie Langford
Hammond Elementary

I believe that this trip may be life altering for some of these students…Thank you for your contribution to the growth of our students.

Jacquie Hall
J.W. Sexsmith Elementary

The presentation on Tuesday and Wednesday at Hammond Elementary with my Grade 3 class was top notch. The students learned a lot! I even learned about helmet fitting and how to place a bicycle on the bus rack — it shows that one is never too old to learn. What a super program!

Ellen Mallot
Hammond Elementary