Learn to Ride

NOTICE:
DUE TO COVID-19, THE LEARN TO RIDE PROGRAM FOR 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

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Our Learn to Ride program is an evidence based cycling course designed to teach children with coordination challenges or other special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle without training wheels. This program has been supported by Bike Edmonton since 2003.  Over the course of six sessions, children with no previous success at riding a bicycle develop the skills and confidence to ride unassisted.  We accept children 8 years old and up regardless of diagnosis (or lack thereof), and have a very high success rate.  A referral by someone familiar with motor development and of the program (e.g. school physio or occupational therapist) is required.  Courses are also offered in several other communities across the province.

You Can Ride Two was initially conceptualized in 2001 by a paediatric physiotherapist. The program continues to be improved with partnerships with other health professionals (e.g. speech pathologists and occupational therapists), cycling educators, mechanical experts, and the expertise of the parents and children we work with. It is strongly based on motor learning theory and in 2014, a research project looking at teaching cycling to children with a cognitive disability was completed.  We are always looking for volunteers and appreciate feedback.

Learning to Ride a two-wheeler

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