Cycling is an active mode of transportation that fosters independence and supports lifelong habits of physical activity.
The Cycle Smart Program teaches children the skills to bike safely and promotes cycling as a safe, active-mode of transportation that can be done for life.
Every spring, RPAY takes its Cycle Smart Program to schools and communities throughout the Yukon. Sessions include developing the knowledge and skills to bike safely through sessions on school grounds, road rides and basic bike repair.
We hear from teachers that...
"A lot more students have been riding their bikes to school."
"Our Grade 1 student is now riding her bike around Burwash without training wheels!"
RPAY offers three different Cycle Smart workshops in partnership with Terra Riders.
Bike Control Skills
Students develop basic balance and spatial awareness skills and more advanced skills such as gear choice, braking, and signaling to other road users. With up 8 stations, this 80-minute workshop accommodates up to 42 students in Grades 4 and 5 (and Grades 6 and 7 in smaller schools). Staff and volunteers are required for a 1:6 leader to student ratio.
Basic Bike Maintenance
Students learn essential repairs such as how to repair a puncture, how to get a chain back on, and how to adjust bike controls. This 60-minute workshop is suitable for up to 25 students in Grades 4 to 7 with up to two staff or volunteer assistants. This workshop is not offered to primary students as strength to remove tires and bolts is essential.
Road Safety Ride
Students learn the benefits of biking for transportation and the risks of road riding. Skills are put into practice during a 4 km road/trail ride. Small groups of 10 wear high-visibility vests are are accompanied by a Terra Riders coach and an adult assistant. This 60-minute workshop accommodates up to 20 participants in Grades 4 and higher.
Use the contact form below to schedule your students' Cycle Smart experience or to get more information.
Sign up early as space is limited.
When booking your Cycle Smart workshops, please ensure that you have staff/volunteers available to help.
170 Titanium Way
tel: (867) 668-3010
fax: (867) 668-2455
Toll free: 1-866-961-WALK (9255)
We respectfully acknowledge that we work within the traditional territory of the people of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwäch'än Council.