You Can Ride 2 (YCR2) is an EBC program that helps kids with special needs ride bikes. We have opportunities for mechanics and anyone else to volunteer both for our Learn to Ride service and our Adapted Bike Loan Pool service.
You Can Ride 2: Learn to Ride
This service helps kids with special needs master the skills needed to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. For 2016, it runs on Thursday evenings from April 28th until June 9th.
We need one mechanic to safety check, adjust saddles, take pedals off, and occasionally fix things. We need lots of enthusiastic cyclists or people who work well with children to help teach the kids. You'll be trained on-the-spot with help from our returning volunteers. It's easily the most rewarding volunteer work I've ever done!
To volunteer or ask questions, send Molly, EBC Program Coordinator, an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You Can Ride 2: Adapted Bike Loan Pool
We partner cyclists with pediatric physiotherapists and occupational therapists to help children with disabilities ride a bike that's specially adapted for their needs. We have a loan pool of 120 adapted bikes for kids who can't ride two-wheeled bikes and often cannot ride an off-the-shelf adaptive bike without additional modifications and adjustments specific to the child.
Biomechanics meets bike fit meets really happy children!
Here are the events we need your help with:
- Friday, March 4, 2016. Try A Bike day at École Broxton Park School (505 McLeod Ave, Spruce Grove)
- Saturday, March 5, 2016. Mechanical repair day at École Broxton Park School
- Sunday, March 6, 2016. Fitting day 1 at École Broxton Park School
- Saturday, April 9, 2016. Fitting day 2 at location TBD
Events are in these locations in order to serve kids with special needs. Car pooling can be arranged.
Click here to volunteer for the YCR2 Adapted Bike Loan Pool service. If you're interested in supporting these services but aren't sure about how you can best help, including any questions about volunteering, please email Molly at email@example.com.