Our Community Bikes Summer Camp
Friday, August 2 at 9:00am. 9am - 3:30pm
Repeats: July 2, July 8, July 15, July 22, August 2, August 12, August 19
By: Travis PawlakSummer Bike Camp aims to inspire a love of cycling in young people and to create a wider interest in and awareness of safe cycling and active transportation in our neighbourhoods and schools. Bike Camps are about the autonomy of an adventure on two wheels.
In-City Bike Camps are day-long cycling camps. Our home base will be Kickstand Cycling Resource Centre on Commercial Dr. http://eastvankickstand.org/. Participants are invited to immerse themselves in cycling culture and fully develop their bike handling and navigational skills. Once participants have completed the bike safety rodeo we will have fun cycling to different parks and beaches. Trips will be planned to suit all skill levels. Riding experience is advised but not necessary!
$275 /session (discounted 1st week $220)
Bike Music - July 2 to 5 (ages 6-12)
Come enjoy the sounds of cycling, decorate your bike to suit the pitch, create crafty bike bearing noisemakers with used bike bits and investigate the sounds of the city with a group of your friends.
Urban ‘Space’ - July 8 to 12 (ages 6-12)
Explore our urban ‘space’ with a new creative two wheeled astronaut lens. Discover the mysteries of a Vancouver which you may have never seen. No spaceship, no problem, Loaners will be provided to those who need them.
Urban Farming - July 15 to 19 (ages 9-13)
Come to this summer day camp to get ready for the Farm Bike Tour in August! Lets find fruit and veggies in our neighbourhoods. Let’s get our hands dirty, meet some urban farmers, and learn about community supported agriculture, bio remediation, Permaculture, Urban Chickens and growing local food! Look forward to a Swale Hunt, Food Forests, Community Gardens, Orchards, & other eatable adventures.
Our Water – July 22 to 26 (ages 9-13)
How does water effect our City? Where does potable water come from in an urban centre? Where are the tankers going? Come to this Summer Bike Camp to explore the rainways, water fountains, beaches, and water parks of our magnificent city by the sea. If you’re lucky, We may explore the Seymour watershed by mountain bike! If it rains, we’ll even get to think about dressing suitably for riding in the weather!
(NEW!) The Farm Bike Tour is a weekend of riding within Metro Vancouver. It will connect kids to self-reliance and healthy living, urban farms in the area, and traveling longer distances by bicycle.
$325 Overnight + Info session + meals included
4pm Friday – 3:30pm Sunday
August 2 to 4
The Island Bike Tour will incorporate two information sessions and a week-long expedition. Teens and parents will learn the skills and dedication required for unassisted bicycle touring. The trip to Saltspring Island will put newly acquired skills into action.
$425 Overnight + meals + camping + ferry cost included
August 19 to 23
Earn-A-Bike Camp offers teens an opportunity to build their own bike in a week! It is intended for youth who do not have access to a bicycle. In the building process, teens will learn basic mechanical skills and develop a meaningful connection with their mode of transportation.
$100-300 (sliding scale based on application)
August 12 to 16
9:00am – 4:00pm
No bike? No problem! Loaner bikes available to kids who need them.
SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!
REGISTER your son or daughter at Our Community Bikes
3283 Main Street.
Camp Registration Form
MANY SUBSIDIES ALSO AVAILABLE
Summer Bike Camp and Earn-A-Bike Subsidy Form
For more information or subsidy inquiries contact:
Summer Camp Coordinator: Travis Pawlak