Pathway Fun – Calgary’s Child Magazine
The potential for family fun is endless on Calgary’s incredible pathway system. Here are some tips to make sure everyone has a great time.
Make sure you all properly wear CSA, ASTM, or Snell approved helmets, bring along water, and make sure you have the right sized bike. Don’t forget your wrist and elbow protectors and knee pads if you’re in-line skating. The maximum speed limit on Calgary pathways is only 20 km per hour, reduce your speed for weather conditions and busy pathways.
When you are introducing the pathways to your family, choose a route that is flat, quiet, and straight. Plan the distance according to your child’s fitness level, with over 375 km of pathways to choose from there’s a choice for everyone. Washrooms and a playground along the way are a welcome break.
Teach your child pathway etiquette, stay to the right, ride single file, obey the signs and notify by bell or voice when passing.
As your child gains experience add some hills, twists and turns and distance to your route. Soon they’ll be passing you.
For help on planning your adventure pick up a Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Map.
¨ Bike Riding Family
¨ Water Bottles on bike
¨ Other riders going in other direction or passing on pathway