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Cycling Education Programs

Schools may arrange an outdoor, or virtual, cycling education program delivered by TDSB partner CultureLink, on a fee-for-service basis.

What is the timeframe?

April 2nd Deadline to make a request to CultureLink
April 9 Programs are booked
April – June Programs are delivered

 

The following is a list of programs available to schools during the spring of 2021. All programming is subject to public health restrictions and guidance regarding physical distancing, sanitizing of shared equipment, and use of personal masks. 

Elementary and Middle School Programs:

Program Description Program Length Audience Staff/volunteers required* Bikes required?
Instructional Day
A. Walk and Roll Rodeo
 

Two instructors deliver an outdoor road safety activity organized in six stations: Helmet fit; ABC Check (bicycles and scooters); Signals and Signs; Intersections and Crossing the Street; Awareness and Sidewalk Etiquette; Group Walk and Roll.

A signed Parent/Guardian Permission for Excursion Form is required for all students participating in this program. It is the responsibility of the school to collect this form prior to program delivery.

75 min. Gr. 3 - 5

(Under COVID conditions, one class at a time)

1 adult per 23 students No
B. Bike Rodeo

Two instructors deliver an outdoor riding skills and safety activity organized in six stations. Extra helmets and all signage will be provided.

A signed Parent/Guardian Permission for Excursion Form is required for all students participating in this program. It is the responsibility of the school to collect this form prior to program delivery.

150 min. Gr. 4 - 6

(Under COVID conditions, one class at a time)
1 adult per 23 students Yes.

Students should be encouraged to bring bicycles where possible.
C. VIRTUAL > Ready to Ride: Fun and Safety Cycling Assembly

Two instructors present a cycling-focused presentation and discussion online. During a typical half day, three presentations can be presented. 

25-35 min. Gr. K - 8 Whole school 1 per class No
D. ABC Bicycle Safety Check Workshop (Outdoors) Two instructors present a workshop introducing the ABCs (Air, Brakes, Chain) of bike maintenance and repairs. All tools and some consumables (tubes, cables, etc.) are provided by the instructors. During a typical half day, three workshops can be delivered. 25-35 min. Gr. 4 – 8

2 – 6 classes
1 per class Optional

Students may bring bicycles in order to practice the skills in class

 

Secondary School Programs:

Program Description Program Length Audience Staff/volunteers required* Bikes required?
A. VIRTUAL > Ready to Ride: Fun and Safe Cycling Workshop

Two instructors present an online workshop, with interactive elements, about cycling rules, safety tips and bike maintenance. During a typical half day, two workshops can be presented. 

50 - 75 min. 1-2 classes 1 – 2 (depending on # of classes/students) No
B. Riding Skills Workshop

Under COVID conditions, one instructor presents an outdoor workshop covering starting and braking, steering, shoulder checking, signalling, and group riding protocol. 

The workshop can also be presented after school as an extracurricular activity. Presenters provide extra helmets.

Students must attend a Ready to Ride: Fun and Safe Cycling workshop prior to participating in the Riding Skills Workshop. Together, these workshops meet OPHEA requirements for preparation for student bike excursions off school property.

75 min. 1-2 classes or after school. If teachers wish to present this after-school we will ask for details about the promotional plan prior to confirming the program Under COVID conditions, 1 teacher per cohort of students Yes

Students should be encouraged to bring bicycles where possible.

Schools may borrow a fleet of 33 bikes.
C. ABC Bike Safety Check Workshop (Outdoors)
Under COVID conditions, one instructor presents a workshop introducing the ABCs (Air, Brakes, Chain) of bike maintenance. All tools and some consumables (tubes, cables, etc.) are provided by the mechanic. During a typical half day, two workshops can be presented.
50 - 75 min. 1-2 classes or during lunch period. Note: after-school sessions have not been well-attended. Under COVID conditions, 1 teacher per cohort of students Optional.

Students may bring bicycles in order to practice the skills in class

*Schools must commit to providing the designated number of staff/school volunteers to assist with program delivery.

**Under COVID-19 conditions, secondary schools can consider planning a two day program, comprised of an outdoor “Ready to Ride” workshop and Riding Skills workshop on the first day, and an ABC Bike Safety Check workshop and advanced Riding Skills workshop, including an excursion off school property, on the second day.

After you have read all of the information, please complete the form and submit it by April 2, 2021. Contact cycling@culturelink.ca with any questions about programs, or Jenn.Vetter@tdsb.on.ca with questions for TDSB EcoSchools.

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