Pedal Power is a five-week in-school cycling education program offered in partnership with GreenUP. Each Spring , we work with grade five classrooms across the city to deliver the Pedal Power curriculum.
Throughout the course of the Pedal Power program, children learn how to be safer and more confident on their bikes. The curriculum covers bike handling, traffic safety, and ride preparedness through a variety of on-bike drills and games. Each child in the program receives over six hours of on-bike instruction, ensuring that we have plenty of time to practice new skills! In addition to promoting physical activity, Pedal Power gives children the skills and knowledge to navigate their community on bike.
Since launching Pedal Power in 2013, we have worked with hundreds of children in many different Kawartha Pine Ridge District schools. We are interested in bringing the program to new schools, so if you are a teacher or parent that is interested in being a Pedal Power champion at your school, please contact Jaime Akiyama.