How to re-work old bike racks to make them functional again
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How to re-work old bike racks to make them functional again

Long steel racks, with rebars posts a 3-4 inches apart were designed in the 1950s to hold bikes upright. They don’t work as locking racks because it’s too hard to get the bike’s frame close to anything solid to lock to. Youth en Route, working with local fabricator Keith Simmons, and Bishop McNally Teachers Joe…

Bishop O’Byrne students take bike leadership to local elementary schools
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Bishop O’Byrne students take bike leadership to local elementary schools

Many Alberta High Schools have Leadership courses. They expect students to develop and apply skills in group problem solving, create and act on plans for personal growth and show communication, problem solving, teamwork and participation skills. One Calgary school is partnering with Youth en Route to offer a special Leadership experience that focusses on Active…

City to study Bikes on Calgary Transit without time restrictions
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City to study Bikes on Calgary Transit without time restrictions

Watching the March 29, 2022 Calgary City Council Meeting was fun, (after talking about birds, ) Councillors voted to move forward with a Pilot Project to allow bikes on C-Trains without any time restrictions starting May 1, 2022. This is something Youth en Route has been pushing for! It gives students more flexibility in their…

Youth en Route improves old-school bike racks making them functional
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Youth en Route improves old-school bike racks making them functional

What is in virtually every school yard in Canada and is practically useless? The bike rack. Usually installed over 50 years ago, these solid metal racks are rusty, unwieldy,  and don’t allow students to get the frame of their bike close enough to anything solid to lock it securely. “They were meant to hold the…