Adaptive Bike Project gets special kids rolling

Adaptive Bike Project gets special kids rolling

In July, Youth en Route applied for a “Return to Play grant from KidsSport Alberta that was funded through the Alberta government. Our goal was to provide bikes to special needs classes in High Schools across the city and give these students an opportunity to learn to ride. We’re now delivering our report to the…

PE Students gear up for upcoming bike unit
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PE Students gear up for upcoming bike unit

When you’re in high school, February means a new beginning with new subjects, classmates and teachers. For Phys-Ed 20 & 30 students at one of our Climate Improvement Fund project schools, the new semester started with a survey to help the teacher understand what her students hoped to get out of their upcoming Bike Unit….

Building paths at Calgary City Hall
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Building paths at Calgary City Hall

Last month, Calgary City Council received public submissions on the 2023-2026 Service Plans and Budget. And they got an earful about the lack of dedicated funding for an expanded 5A Network. No less than 28 speakers spoke about the need to fund connectivity and improvements to the Always Available for All Ages and Ability Network…

Youth en Route delivers adaptive trikes to special classes in CBE High Schools
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Youth en Route delivers adaptive trikes to special classes in CBE High Schools

Everyone can ride a bike. Youth en Route empowers students to gain the confidence and skills they need to use a bike as transportation, no matter their abilities. We’ve been working to deliver adaptive tricycles to six Calgary Board of Education High Schools. To date, we’ve delivered nine new trikes, three loaned ones, and two…