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On Monday, the province announced the return of the fourth annual Everyone Rides Grade 4-5 cycle safety program.
The program, which will be delivered by HUB Cycling, is set to return to Kelowna this spring.
The program was created to remove barriers to cycling, promote healthier lifestyles and cycling safety as well as the benefits of active transportation.
"Learning confidence and safety skills while cycling will encourage a new generation to make environmentally friendly travel choices," said Rob Fleming, minister of transportation and infrastructure.
Students in Grades 4-5 will learn foundational biking skills and helmet safety as well as practical hands-on activities such as stopping, hand signals and road sign awareness.
More than 22,000 students have participated in the program since it began.
"For the fourth year of Everyone Rides Grade 4-5, HUB Cycling is excited to provide more than 6,500 elementary students with the opportunity to learn to ride their bikes to and from school,” said Rose Gardner, HUB Cycling director of bike education.
“By adding schools in the Prince George area to this year’s program, we’re bringing this fully funded accessible education program to over 65 schools in 2023.”
Besides Kelowna and Prince George, the program will also be happening in the Capital region, Metro Vancouver and the West Kootenays.