The Cycle the City program is a youth program that provides youth aged 12-24 access to refurbished bicycles for the summer and support and encouragement to ride through group training sessions. They are loaned a refurbished bicycle and lock and are given a helmet and repair kit to keep. Throughout the summer, they ride independently around the city and participate in weekly virtual discussions sessions about cycling in the city. Youth will then be encouraged to reflect on their capacity to enact change through an interactive transportation emissions audit.
Topics covered include:
- Introduction and where to ride in Markham
- Bike Safety and Skills
- Basic Bike Maintenance
- Transportation Equity
- Biking for the Planet
Weekly optional group rides will also happen in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines and distancing.
This program runs with 2 monthly cohorts from July to August.
July cohort is now full. August cohort is filling up sign up today.
To register for this program please fill out this form.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Derek at Derek.Chung@cicscanada.com.