bike housesBike infrastructure will never go from every front door to every possible destination: you will need to ride on the road to get to nearby destinations like the dentist, grocery store, library or coffee shop. An essential course for most cyclists.

Course objective:

Cyclists aged 16 and up learn skills and build confidence to ride safely on residential roads. 

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.
Rock Dodge
Handling Skills
Skills to prevent crashes.
Roads
Roads
Riding on residential roads.

Course structure:

  • Maximum 6 participants per instructor.
  • Minimum age: 16 years. There is no maximum age.
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike comfortably on pathways; see pre-course skills evaluation.
  • Participants must provide their own properly fitting bike in good working condition, and a properly fitting, certified bike helmet. (A bike with gears is recommended but not required.)

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

Participant pre-course skills evaluation

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

  • Start independently
  • Balance and pedal
  • 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
  • Be comfortable riding on pathways.

We reserve the right to remove a participant from the course if their skills are inadequate to continue. No fee adjustment will be available.

Cost and length:

  • Course length: 6 hours plus online learning.

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. 

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See you in 2022!

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