Media Coverage

 

Calgary Herald article and video: Calgary woman builds a business teaching immigrants how to cycle

 

Calgary Herald (print only version): Walk, drive, bus or cycle... stay safe on the way to school

CAN-BIKE Helmets 101 by Manitoba Cycling Association: https://vimeo.com/91626131

Bicycle Safety Camp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prhQixo0sFI&sns=em

NHTSA's Bike Safe, Bike Smart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGW8j__Jsg

 

How to change a flat tire (how to replace the tube) by Trek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZbeR0mJBkk

How to remove/replace a wheel with disc brakes by Ivanhoe Cycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS0LXIQEOGA

How to patch an inner tube by Global Cycling Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2sKMqB9QCg

 

Alberta Driver's Handbook (for rules of the road): https://www.transportation.alberta.ca/1850.htm

 

How to fix a dropped chain (geared bikes) by Specialized Bikes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AsSRaF0ljM

How to lube your bike chain by Specialized Bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6icycUGNJSU

Ready, Set, Glide!

Ready, Set, Glide! is an authorized dealer of STRIDERâ„¢ Balance Bikes and Accessories.  With their low centre of gravity and super light weight, they teach children ages 1.5 years to 5 years the fundamentals of riding using only foot propulsion. Because they have no pedals or other complications, most children find riding a balance bike as easy as walking.  When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered, transitioning to a bicycle with pedals is very straight forward.
 

 

aWeGo Outdoors Ltd

Please get in touch with the wonderful people at aWeGo if you are interested in taking any courses in:
- bike mechanics
- outdoor skills (camping)
- navigation (map and compass)
- paddling

 

 

 

Testimonials from previous CAN-BIKE Participants

Child Level 1 (Fundamentals)
Adult Level 1
Kids Level 3 (Core Cycling Skills)
Adult Level 3
Level 4 (Advanced Cycling Skills)

 


Child Level 1 (Fundamentals of Cycling aka Learn to Ride): chidren aged 4-13 learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels

"Thank you so much for your patience, for sharing your magic and teaching Y. how to ride! He is so proud and happy to be able to get even better now! Thanks again and I am surely going to spread the word for you!" - Mom of Y (7)

 

 


 

Adult Level 1: Adults (14+) who have never ridden a bicycle learn how to ride a bicycle.

 

"I was unsure about taking this course at first but, am extremely pleased I did, especially seeing that I was not the only adult in the world who could not ride a bicycle. Riding a bicycle seemed like an impossibility that I just wouldn’t be able to achieve, but once I was able to balance as suggested by Melissa, the rest just came naturally. Learning with others who were in the same boat with me is one of the reasons why believe that I succeeded. Melissa is truly just loveable and encouraging, which helped me learn to ride at my own pace, and I have not stopped riding ever since. I would definitely recommend taking classes with Melissa as the experience all together was just positive and enjoyable. I truly just felt great afterwards as I was able to accomplish something I never thought I would as an adult who had never ridden once in her entire life. Melissa is not only patient, detailed, as well as tends to each individual’s needs but also just makes you feel like you can do anything. I am sincerely grateful for the experience and very happy to be able to now ride with my daughter." - P.K.

 

"I had always felt left behind, during my childhood and into my adulthood, when all my family and friends could ride bikes and go on rides. After hearing about this adult learn-to-ride, I was hopeful that I could finally join the masses who cycle without any thought or effort. I loved that the group was relatively small, and the outdoor rink setting was a perfect place to feel safe and contained! Melissa was so positive, encouraging and helpful.

Within 45 minutes, FORTY-FIVE MINUTES, I was balancing on a moving bicycle!! By the end of the class, I was riding very effortlessly. I think about all that wasted time on the sidewalk outside my house, with my husband running along beside me, while I tried to keep the bike balanced and going to no avail. Now I can ride! I would highly recommend this class if you are learning to ride a bike, as you are surrounded by people in the same skill set (or lack of skill set), and as a group, we all conquered our fear of riding a bike by ourselves." - A.Y-H.

 

"As a child I always wanted to ride a bike. Now that I am in my forties, I thought it was too late to learn to ride a bike. Seeing people in Calgary riding bikes, I wanted to be one of them. No one could help me, my husband would just push a little and let go. I used to see youtube videos, it did not help. I thought I would never keep my feet on the pedals, never let go. I was too scared to fall. But Melissa really gave me confidence and I never thought I could do it but I did it. I never fell, not once. Her step to step procedure really works. I rode the rest of the summer and am waiting to ride this summer too. Thanks Melissa CAN-BIKE Instructor you really changed my life. Finally I can tick this off my bucket list." - M. D.

 

 


Kids Level 3 (Core Cycling Skills):Young cyclists aged 9 to 13 learn to ride safely on residential streets.

 

"The course was very informative and the instructor was wonderful in explaining things to the kids." - mom of M (11) and N (14).

"Many thanks from a grateful mom!!" - mom of M (9) and E (11)

 


Adult Level 3: Cyclists aged 14 and up learn skills and build confidence to ride safely on residential streets.

 

"I really enjoyed taking this course with Melissa, I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone! Whether you’re totally new to bike riding (like I was) or you have years of experience, I think it is so important to have knowledge regarding the rules of the road. As cyclists, we need to be treated as drivers of vehicles and the only way we can confidently do so is by having an understanding of our rights and the rules that apply to us.

I am very confident when I am on my bike now. I love riding to my destination instead of sitting on a bus or driving a car, I really hope to take the more advanced lessons with Melissa in the future. She makes learning fun and instills confidence in all of her riders.

Happy riding!" - T. H.

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