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Novice is a "playground" based event that introduces cyclists to key bike handling skills they will need to ride safely. This course does not prepare participants to ride on the road.

Objective:

Participants will be introduced to skills essential to safe handling of the bicycle, reducing some of the risks associated with cycling.

Course outline:

  • Helmet and clothing check
  • Bike fit and check
  • Straight line riding
  • Signalling
  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Braking and stopping
  • Bike security

Course structure:

  • Maximum 15 participants per instructor
  • Minimum age 7 years (no exceptions). No maximum age: adults are encouraged to attend! 
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike without training wheels. (See ability assessment below.)
  • Participants must supply their own properly fitting bike in good working condition and current, certified bike helmet. 
  • Course is subject to adjustments for covid: please see current information here.

Cost and length:

  • Course length: 90 minutes (1.5 hrs).
  • Cost: $20 per participant.

 

Participant pre-course skills evaluation

In order to attend this course, participants must have the following cycling abilities:

  • Start independently
  • Balance and pedal for at least 20m
  • Stop using the brakes on the bike (coaster or hand brakes are acceptable)
  • Turn left and right
  • Ride with right hand only (left hand off the handlebar) for 3 seconds

2021 Course dates:

Saturday May 22 3:00-4:30pm

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