Bike education

Jafar Eshraghi, middle, and his wife and daughter Photo by Rachel Stenberg

Jafar Eshraghi, middle, and his wife and daughter
Photo by Rachel Stenberg

Bike education
Story by Jafar Eshraghi, LINC student
Illustrations by Nola Johnston

Windsor Neighbourhood Learning Centre,
in collaboration with HUB Cycling,
http://www.bikehub.ca, organized two biking events this past summer.

All LINC students and their families were eligible,
so my wife, my daughter and I decided to join
the “How to Ride Safely on the Road” class.

On July 21, 2015, we started by learning
about “ABC Quick Check”. Before getting on a bike,
it is important to do this safety check.
It takes about 10 seconds. A is for air. B is for brakes.
C is for cranks, chain and cassette.
(See a video on “ABC Quick Check” below.)

After that, the instructors divided us
into two groups. In our group, we learned
many things about traffic regulations
and bike riding in Vancouver.

We learned about hand signals, shoulder checking,
changing gears, and so on.

On July 28, 2015, during the second session,
we actually rode our bikes in traffic.
We also completed a survey.

It was a great experience and one of our best memories
in Canada so far!

Thank you to our school, to Heather and Eric,
our biking instructors, and Stephanie from SFU.

Use hand signals

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Left turn

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Right turn

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Stopping

Cycle in a straight line

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ABC Quick Check

Digital Storytelling: A pleasant experience

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LINC students and staff at Collège Éducacentre College in Vancouver, B.C. 
Photo by Julien Capraro

Digital storytelling: A pleasant experience
Story by Heng Bian, LINC student at Collège Éducacentre College

Last month our class did digital story presentations
using a program called Brainshark.

Do you know Brainshark?
It not only has a cool name,
but it is a software program.
It lets you tell a story
using pictures and audio.

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