Family Bike Clinic!

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The Family Bike Clinic (Level 2: Cycling Basics course/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.

This course is designed for children aged 7+ and their parents. It is important that participants go on from the Clinic to participate in a Level 3 course (kids, family or adults).

Level 2 Course Description:

90 minute session; max class size 15.
For cyclists 7 and up, without training wheels; parents are encouraged to attend. The skills targeted in this course address major injury prevention concerns for children who cycle. As with swimming lessons, an investment in cycling training can pay off in prevention of serious injury, and lead to greater enjoyment.


  • Helmet and clothing check
  • Bike fit and check
  • Straight line riding
  • Shoulder checking
  • Signalling
  • Braking and stopping
  • Stop and go
  • Bike security

Other activities may include: 

  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Start and coast
  • Start and pedal
  • Start, pedal, stop
  • Obstacles and games

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In order to attend this course, participants must be a minimum of 7 years old and 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 one hand (keeping right hand on) for 3 seconds

Please note all participants are required to have a bike that fits and is in good working order and a current, properly fitted helmet. No training wheels permitted.
(If you or your child needs to learn how to ride, see Level 1/Learn to Ride)


No more courses scheduled in 2019. Check back in March for the 2020 schedule.