Thursday, June 16, 2016

Questions about biking with your little one? There's a workshop for that!

Okay, so you love to bike (who doesn't, right?) & you want to start riding with your baby/toddler/preschooler. But how to start? When? Where? There are so many different kinds of bike seats, trailers, & cargo bikes... & even more questions! How do you choose what's best for your family before you spend the money?

Here's a great chance to have your questions answered in one place! Join us for The ABCs of Family Biking workshop. It's free (including childcare--limited space available) The workshop will be offered six different times throughout the summer & fall at the Mount Pleasant Family Centre (2910 St. George Street):

June 26 1-3pm (FULL)
June 28 6:30-8:30pm
July 9 10am-12pm (FULL)
July 24 10am-12pm
October 1 10am-12pm

At the workshop you'll have the chance to see & learn the pros & cons to lots of different options for carrying babies, toddlers, preschoolers & even school age kids on bikes. We'll talk safety tips & share resources for choosing then buying gear (used & new), planning routes, with lots of time to answer questions. At the end you'll have the chance to test ride a number of different types of bikes, seats, trailers, & even cargo bikes.

We'll have coffee, tea & snacks for the adults downstairs during the workshop while the kids play with an ECE trained childcare worker in the Family Centre's well-equipped playroom upstairs. Childcare space is limited, so families must register in advance on Eventbrite. Pre-mobile babies are welcome to stay with parents downstairs.

Oh, & did I mention prizes? We've got some handy dandy seat covers, portable maps, and other goodies to give to everyone. You'll also have the chance to win a door prize at each session: items include free tune-ups from Tandem Bike CafĂ©, Reckless Cycles, & BikeMi Vancouver, child bike seats from Mighty Riders & the Bike Doctor, plus a copy of family biking advocate Madi Carlson's new book, Urban Cycling. More prizes still being added!

For more information (FAQs) & registration, please visit the ABCs of Family Biking.

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