little-girl-on-bike-portrait-with-momWe at Safer Cycling Calgary value your safety when you're riding your bike. It's for this reason that we offer a number of different courses, depending on your age, level of ability, and cycling goals.

 

 

First Time (learn to ride)

First Time is a course for those who cannot ride a bike. You will learn to balance, start, stop and turn. Child ages 4+ or Adult 14+ available.

View Course Information

 

Beginner (the pathway course)

Beginner is a pathway cycling is a course for those who already can ride a bike, but do not have the skill or confidence to ride on the pathways. 

View Course Information

  

Novice (bike skills clinic)

Novice is a short course for anyone (age 7+) to improve their bike handling skills. Participants must be able to ride without training wheels, start and stop on their own. Praents are encouraged to attend with their children!

View Course Information

  

Intermediate (residential cycling) 

The Intermediate cycling course will introduce all participants to the basics of riding their bike for transportation. Topics include route planning, basic maintenance, basic handling skills and riding on residential streets. NOTE: this is not a "learn to ride" course, and all cyclists must be able to ride without significant wobbling.

Courses available for kids (age 9-15), families (adults with kids 9+), or adults (age 16+).
Full-day summer camps for kids aged 9+ here

  

Advanced (downtown/commuter cycling) 

The Advanced cycling course is for cyclists aged 16 and up who may already ride on the road. This is an advanced course to improve your confidence and skill in increasingly challenging traffic situations. You must already have Intermediate or higher ability level for this course. 

View Course Information

 

Instructor Training

Instructor training is only available to those who have completed the Advanced course. More information on the process can be found here. For current year course information, see below. 

View Course Information