Kids on roadA bike is a child's first vehicle: learning how to ride safely on the road will allow children to ride to school, friend's homes, the library, parks, pathways etc. 

Objective:

Young cyclists aged 9 to 15 learn to ride for transportation or recreation on residential roads. 

Course outline:

Theory:

  • Bike fit, bike check, tools, flat tire repair, maintenance, safety equipment.
  • Laws, rules of the road, traffic dynamics.
  • Route planning, group riding, nutrition. 

On bike:

  • Handling skills including rock dodge.
  • Residential road riding.

Course structure: 

  • Maximum 6 participants per Instructor.
  • Minimum age: 9 years (no exceptions).
  • All participants must be able to ride a bike without training wheels.
  • Participants must supply their own properly fitting bike in good working condition and current, 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: 8-18 hours with online or classroom learning.
  • Cost: $150 per participant.

Note this course may have 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.

Day camps: 
No online learning, 5 days of education, biking, and fun! 
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2021 Course dates:

Note this is a combined Novice/Intermediate course. 
This course has a required online learning component. Each participant must complete the online learning before the first in-person day, but this means we get to spend lots more time on our bikes and not in a classroom! 

Saturdays May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19: 9am-12pm each week.

There are no up-coming events

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