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July 16, 2008
Media Advisory - Kids CAN-BIKE Camp teaches bike safety to young people
The Kids CAN-BIKE Camp is the ultimate bike camp experience for children ages 9-13 years who want to develop and increase their cycling skills. CAN-BIKE instruction teaches children how to steer, signal, right and left turn, change gears, brake and avoid road hazards.

Participants will learn about proper equipment and safe cycling techniques, and will practice new skills, first in a traffic-free environment and then on the road. Participants receive a new bike and other equipment when the week-long program is completed.

Sponsors for the program include: the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, the Ontario Cycling Association, the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families - Jump Start Program, Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Children’s Aid Foundation, Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund, Norco Performance Bicycles, Butterfield and Robinson, the High Park Bicycle Club and Black’s Photography.

Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the City of Toronto’s Cycling Advisory Committee will be present to answer media questions. Kids CAN-BIKE participants will also be on-site demonstrating cycling skills.

Date: Friday, July 18
Time: 9:15 a.m.
Location: Jimmy Simpson Park, 870 Queen St. E.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Barb Wentworth, Bicycle Safety Planner, 416-392-1142,



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