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Novice will teach key skills targeting injury prevention and introduce cyclists to riding on very quiet residential roads. 

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
  • Braking and stopping
  • Bike security
  • Introduction to on-road riding

Course structure:

  • Maximum 15 participants per instructor for non-road portion; maximum 6 participants per instructor for on-road.
  • 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.

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

Cost and length:

  • Course length: 2 hrs
  • Cost: $30 per participant.

2021 Course dates:

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