Planning for Pedal Play 2017; a mobile bike rodeo, is now underway and we are seeking volunteers. Many of the volunteer positions require confident cyclists with bikes (in good working order), and an appropriately fitting helmet. There are some stationary jobs for non-cyclists. All volunteers will receive training in advance and can choose between the following dates
- May 25 at 6:30
- May 27 at 10 am
- May 28 at 10 am
Please note – Volunteering at this event can be used for secondary school “volunteer credits”.
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; and
- 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 4th, 2017, 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, EnviroCentre’s Sustain Kanata North, Kanata North Beaverbrook Community Association, and Councilor Wilkinson’s office.