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Earn-a-Bike

Earn-a-Bike program is a hands-on way to teach kids basic mechanical and employment skills. This program builds confidence and teaches them life long skills. Students learn bicycle repair, leadership and teamwork skills during scheduled program sessions. Once they have completed the program, they earn themselves a community donated bicycle, lock and helmet.

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Expeditions

Two Wheel View offers a grass-roots approach to bicycle expedition programs that allow students and adults to take part in daily trip planning, engage with local communities, participate in service-learning projects and raise their level of environmental and social awareness.

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Donors

TWV is a registered charity and is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. TWV has a broad range of support from schools, youth groups, local and national organizations, corporations, and individuals.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are Two Wheel View’s greatest supporters and the biggest champions for helping us reach our vision. The dedication of our volunteers is what allows Two Wheel View to accomplish more and we are committed to providing a meaningful volunteer experience and creating a culture of appreciation and empowerment among all staff and volunteers.

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Donate Bikes & Parts

Bikes, New Bikes, Old Bikes, Bike Parts, Accessories, and Tool donations are essential to the success of the Two Wheel View's programs. All donations are very appreciated and are used for cycling and community programming in Calgary.

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Welcome

Two Wheel View (TWV) creates opportunities for young people to learn and practice lessons in leadership, health and wellness, self-esteem, achievement and environmental stewardship through bicycle education programs and expeditions.

 

Bicycle education: The Earn-a-Bike after school BIke Club program uses the bicycle as a tool to develop leadership and teamwork skills as well as bike mechanic capabilities in youth ages 11-17. Students who complete the program earn a community donated, recycled bicycle of their own, along with a brand new lock and helmet.

 

Bike Trips and Expeditions: TWV offers adventurous and educational travel experiences for youth 14-17 years old, school groups, families and individuals. TWV cycling expeditions are one to two weeks in Argentina, Norway, Quebec and western Canada’s mountain parks. On these trips, participants become attuned to the local culture, assume new levels of personal responsibility and gain – literally – the experience of a lifetime!

 

Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteer Mechanic Nights

Thank you to everyone who came out to wrench with us at the Good Life Community Bike Shop on December 2, 2014. In just a few hours we tuned up six pre-loved, community-donated bicycles that will go to youth graduating from our Earn-a-Bike program in January 2015. Join us next time!

 

Volunteer Mechanic Nights at the Good Life Community Bike Shop will take place on the first Tuesday of each month, the next night will be: January 6, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm 

 

Donate your old Bikes, Parts and Accessories

Bikes, new bikes, old bikes, bike parts, accessories, and tool donations are essential to the success of the Two Wheel View's programs. All donations are very appreciated and are used for cycling and community programming in Calgary. Click here for details.

 

 

Two Wheel Views - Our latest Newsletter, November 2014

 

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In this issue read about...

  • P2 / BIKE CLUB Our program is off to a great start with 40 more Calgarians riding bikes earned through TWV.
  • P3 / BIKE SCIENCE Torque, leverage, pulleys, wheels, axels ... science in action!
  • P3 / IMPACT EVENTS A stop in Drumheller to share the love ... and the TWV impact experience.
  • P4 / THANK YOU Celebrating storage solutions thanks to Seisland Surveys Ltd. (say it six times fast!)

 

 

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