Stemming from our shared values of road safety, increasing access to micomobility solutions and supporting BC communities, BCAA has been working with HUB Cycling since 2016. BCAA’s participation and support of HUB’s Bike to School Week has evolved and blossomed into a long-term community partnership focused on E-bike and road safety education and making cycling more diverse, equitable and inclusive for everyone in BC.
About HUB Cycling
For 25 years, HUB Cycling has been removing barriers to cycling in an effort to get more people cycling, more often. Through education, action, research, consulting and events, HUB Cycling cultivates and advocates for active transportation in BC. More cycling means healthier, happier, more connected communities, and HUB is leading the way in making cycling an attractive and accessible choice for everyone.
With the rising popularity of E-bikes, BCAA and HUB Cycling partnered to create ‘Intro to E-biking' educational content aimed to support people who may interested and curious about this newer mobility solution.
Intro to riding an E-bike
Your Guide to E-Bike Safety
This guide offers helpful information about e-bikes, including safety tips and more.
In 2022, BCAA provided funding for HUB Cycling's Newcomer Bike Mentorship Program, in collaboration with the Immigrant Services Society of BC. The program matches recent immigrants and refugees with local volunteer “mentors” for companionship and cultural orientation to Metro Vancouver’s active transportation lifestyle. For the first time, HUB Cycling was able to run the program in two locations: Vancouver and the Tri-Cities. Waad, an immigrant woman from Syria, participated in the program this year and says cycling has had a tremendous impact on her mental health since moving here.
“When I arrived, I wasn't ok. I was depressed, and I faced culture shock, " says Waad. "After I participated in the Newcomer Bike Mentorship Program, my life started to change. The program encouraged me to ride my bike more without fear. Through it, I start to know more about life here, in BC”
“I'm starting to feel stable and feel a sense of belonging. I am now much happier. Sometimes my friends and I go for a bike ride, and we have a lot of fun. Cycling had a big role in helping me settle here.”