On May 15th from 2:30 to 3:00pm The YMCA Academy welcomes Justin from Share the Road Ride and Drive with Care.
The Ride and Drive with Care program is administered through Share the Road Cycling Coalition, with support from the CAA and funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. It is a program that targets both drivers and cyclists, and encourages them to use the road responsibly together.
The program aims to foster healthy behaviours, and create a healthy relationship between cyclists and drivers. The program is composed of a few key elements, and is set to be delivered this May and June.
The program has two elements:
1) School wide assembly on bike safety
2) A pledge to commit to a number of actions, including riding predictably and being highly visible and communicative while on a bike, and giving cyclists the room and respect they deserve when behind the wheel. The pledge can be signed either physically, using pledge cards that we will supply, or online, through our Ride and Drive with Care website. Once the presentation is done and the pledges are signed, that’s when the real fun begins!