Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association gets Dundas families back to school the car-free way

Community Sep 13, 2020 by Mike Pearson Dundas Star News

Mountain biking is a skill every youngster in Dundas should learn, says Jessie Blake.

Blake, the youth engagement director for the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association (HBMBA), is also an active school travel representative for Dundana Elementary School.

With her children slated to attend Sir William Osler Elementary School after Grade 6, Blake will encourage them to take advantage of an entirely car-free route, using nearby trails for biking.

“I really feel that kids living in Dundas or other areas like this with trails right through town, if they’re able, should learn to mountain bike,” said Blake. “It could be something fun to do that’s easily accessible. And it also helps us get around town.”

Blake was part of a community outreach event held by the HBMBA in Dundas on Sept. 12. Starting from Little John Park, the event showed participants the car-free route to access Sir William Osler on Governor’s Road, along with general safety tips and riding etiquette.

The event was aimed at helping families gain confidence riding on local trail networks, so that more students will consider biking to school this fall.

Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association gets Dundas families back to school the car-free way

Community Sep 13, 2020 by Mike Pearson Dundas Star News

Mountain biking is a skill every youngster in Dundas should learn, says Jessie Blake.

Blake, the youth engagement director for the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association (HBMBA), is also an active school travel representative for Dundana Elementary School.

With her children slated to attend Sir William Osler Elementary School after Grade 6, Blake will encourage them to take advantage of an entirely car-free route, using nearby trails for biking.

“I really feel that kids living in Dundas or other areas like this with trails right through town, if they’re able, should learn to mountain bike,” said Blake. “It could be something fun to do that’s easily accessible. And it also helps us get around town.”

“I really feel that kids living in Dundas or other areas like this with trails right through town, if they’re able, should learn to mountain bike.” — Jessie Blake

Blake was part of a community outreach event held by the HBMBA in Dundas on Sept. 12. Starting from Little John Park, the event showed participants the car-free route to access Sir William Osler on Governor’s Road, along with general safety tips and riding etiquette.

The event was aimed at helping families gain confidence riding on local trail networks, so that more students will consider biking to school this fall.

Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association gets Dundas families back to school the car-free way

Community Sep 13, 2020 by Mike Pearson Dundas Star News

Mountain biking is a skill every youngster in Dundas should learn, says Jessie Blake.

Blake, the youth engagement director for the Hamilton Burlington Mountain Bike Association (HBMBA), is also an active school travel representative for Dundana Elementary School.

With her children slated to attend Sir William Osler Elementary School after Grade 6, Blake will encourage them to take advantage of an entirely car-free route, using nearby trails for biking.

“I really feel that kids living in Dundas or other areas like this with trails right through town, if they’re able, should learn to mountain bike,” said Blake. “It could be something fun to do that’s easily accessible. And it also helps us get around town.”

“I really feel that kids living in Dundas or other areas like this with trails right through town, if they’re able, should learn to mountain bike.” — Jessie Blake

Blake was part of a community outreach event held by the HBMBA in Dundas on Sept. 12. Starting from Little John Park, the event showed participants the car-free route to access Sir William Osler on Governor’s Road, along with general safety tips and riding etiquette.

The event was aimed at helping families gain confidence riding on local trail networks, so that more students will consider biking to school this fall.