Biking the Vedder Loop is the one of the only trips on the Outdoor Education calendar that the district does not consider to be high risk. However, the extreme aspect is definitely present as novice bikers tackle the 20km+ Vedder Rotary trail. This trip saw 20 riders develop their biking skills on either bikes they brought from home, or those they borrowed from the program. A special thanks to the Abby PD who have donated some bikes to us, and an even bigger thanks to Caelen and Heath Mackenzie of Cranky’s bike shop in Aldergrove who have brought these bikes back to life. The result was a memorable day biking around the Vedder River and Canal in pristine Spring weather. Students were treated to wonderful views of local wildlife, and were able to eat dinner served up by Food trucks at the Vedder Crossing. Riding in the beautiful Spring evening students even learnt why it is important to ground one’s self while riding under high voltage power lines-some were in for a shocking surprise if they didn’t. Altogether students came to understand the natural beauty that Chilliwack has to offer, and the benefits that good civic planning can have in making a beautiful space quite functional as well. Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.