Planning for Pedal Play – mobile bike rodeo 2018, is now underway and we are seeking volunteers. Our event is on Sun. June 3rd from 1-4pm in Kanata North.
- Many of the volunteer positions require confident cyclists with bikes, in good working order, and an appropriately fitting helmet
- Students volunteering at this event can obtain secondary school volunteer credits
- There are some stationary jobs for non-cyclists.
All volunteers will receive activity specific training in advance.
Training dates are as follows
- Thursday May 31st at 7:00p.m.
- Friday June 1st at 7:00p.m.
- Saturday June 2nd at 10a.m
The purpose of the Mobile Bike Rodeo is to provide bike-safety knowledge in a fun non-competitive manner to
- Primary School-aged Children (grades 1 to 6) so they can bike to school or their community park, safely with increased competence and confidence
- Secondary School-aged Youth (grades 7 to 12) so they can learn that they are a vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act, and gain the knowledge to cycle accordingly
- Adults so they can learn the applicable portions of the Highway Traffic Act (incorporating the legislative changes to Bill 31; Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act (Making Ontario’s Roads Safer), which came into effect September 1, 2015, and are directed at encouraging cycling, promoting road safety, and sharing the road) and the set fines
The event is planned for Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, from 1 to 4 pm in Kanata North. Participants will be cycling through Kanata North on roads and pathways, visiting interactive activity stations to learn and practice bike safety skills. The 7 km route starts and ends in Beaverbrook at W. Erskine Johnston Public School.
The event is insured by the City of Ottawa through the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association. This event is organized by volunteers from Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North, Kanata North Beaverbrook Community Association, and Councilor Wilkinson’s office.