Our Vision and Mission

 

VISION:

ALL children will be able to experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike.


MISSION:

Research

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  • Working towards determining best practices in cycling education for children with special needs (ongoing).
  • Teaching youth with cognitive disabilities how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle (2012-2014)

 

Inclusion

     

  • To allow families to "Borrow a Bike" thus enabling children to participate in cycling with their friends and family.
  • To modify equipment so that all children will be able to experience the joy of riding a bike.
  • To share ideas and parent feedback on various styles of bikes to promote adaptive cycling across the country.

 

Development

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  •  To develop resources so that information can be shared with those interested in supporting children with this important skill
  • To team with the University of Alberta (Engineering, Industrial Design, Rehabilitation Medicine) to develop advances in adaptive cycling.

 

Education

  • To offer “Learn to Ride” courses to help children with special needs master the skills required to ride a two-wheeled bicycle.
  • To offer “Train the trainer” workshops  to share the tools and resources developed in our course so that other professionals might offer the program in their own communities.