BC Youth On Wheels Offers Cycling Programs

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The BC Youth on Wheels: Sport Cycling Participation program improves cycling awareness, infrastructure and program delivery throughout the province. With funding of $90,000 from the BC Sport Participation Program in 2004-2007, the Youth on Wheels program involved 684 participants and 45 coaches from 22 communities. Targeted to both children aged 8-16 and women, the program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to promote and sustain road and track cycling, cross-country mountain biking, and BMX racing.

The following communities hosted the Youth on Wheels program: Burnaby, Gold River, Kamloops, Kelowna, Langley, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, Terrace and Vancouver.

The BC Sport Participation Program aims to increase sport participation in community and school-based sports. From 2004-2007 the program gave more than $2 million to 22 sport organizations running programs in 109 communities for close to 85,000 participants and more than 4,600 coaches. The program is funded by the Province of British Columbia and Sport Canada.