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Melissa downtownThis is a course in defensive cycling for those who live or work in areas with busier roads. You will improve your confidence and skill in riding in increasingly challenging traffic situations. 

Reasonable cycling experience, is required for this course. This is usually taught as a combined Intermediate and Advanced course; you need not take Intermediate first. 

Course objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants should feel confident to ride regularly and safely for transportation and recreational purposes, in any urban environment.

Course Outline:

Theory:

Traffic Dynamics
Traffic Dynamics
Rules of the road, where to ride on the road, principles of traffic flow.
Crashes and Collisions
Studies, analysis, risk mitigation.
Maintenance and Equipment
Basic tool kit, bicycle fit, selection, helmets, safety equipment, inspection/safety check, flat tire repair.
Other
Other
Route planning, bike security, riding in the dark, nutrition.

Road:

Group Riding
Group Riding
Technique, etiquette.
Braking
Advanced Handling Skills
Skills to prevent crashes.
Commuters
Arterials
Riding on arterials and other busy roads.

Course structure:

  • Maximum 6 participants per instructor. 
  • Minimum age: 16 years (14 with parent). There is no maximum age. 
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike comfortably on pathways. We reserve the right to modify your registration if we feel your abilities are not appropriate for the Advanced road ride component. 
  • Participants must provide their own properly fitting bike in good working condition, and a properly fitting, certified bike helmet. (A bike with gears is highly recommended.)

Course runs rain, snow or shine: be prepared for the weather!

Cost and length:

  • Course length: 12 hours plus online learning. 
  • Cost: $175 per participant.

Note this course has an online learning component which must be completed by each participant prior to the first day. This is a multi-day course; all sessions must be attended in full. We cannot accommodate participants for the remainder of the course if any part of a session is missed.

Women's only courses may be available; please email to inquire.

2021 Course Dates:

Tuesday Apr 27 6-9pm, Thurs Apr 29 6-9pm & Sat May 1 9am-3pm
This is a combined Intermediate/Advanced course. 
Want more information? Email us!

 

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