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Cycling BC, Ridge Meadows BMX and The Environmental School Project

90 Maple Ridge School Students Spent 3 Weeks with Cycling BC at the Ridge Meadows BMX Track



90 students (K-8) from the Environmental School Project, “Tree School”, spent the last three weeks at the Ridge Meadows BMX track learning basic bike handling skills from Olympic and Provincial BMX Coach Adam Muys and local Elite athletes. Students tested out their skills on the track by learning the technique of pumping, taking corners and finally using the gate.  Together with the on track sessions students had the chance to take their bikes off the track riding down the dyke to see the marshes, rivers and wildlife of the area.



“ It was great to see the young students have so much fun learning to ride their bikes and trying out BMX racing.  A big thank you to some of our local Elite athletes: James Palmer, Tory Nyhaug and Mischa Partridge for spending a day or two with the students on the track. These sessions proved to be very rewarding for both the students and the Elite athletes.”  Adam Muys, Cycling BC BMX Provincial Coach.

“Working with Cycling BC the local BMX track provided many great learning opportunities for our whole community. Environmental School students learned and developed new skills. From Kindergarten through to grade 8, they take their riding abilities to higher levels, with opportunities beyond what they normally experience in their daily lives. They use these abilities and skills as bike transportation to a variety of learning experiences in the Pitt Meadows area.  They also have built resiliency and confidence, taking greater risks and accepting more challenges. It is very exciting when students become passionate about the sport and start racing.  It is because of the time at the BMX track that these many learning opportunities and personal growth for students have risen”. – Clayton Maitland, Environmental School Principal.


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