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Level 1: Fundamentals of Cycling, also known as Learn to Ride

Course objective:

For a person who has never ridden a bicycle to learn how to ride a bicycle. Note all participants must provide their own properly fitting bike and certified bike helmet.

Course outline:

  • Introductions and paperwork.
  • Helmet and bike fundamentals:
    • Helmet information and fit.
    • How a bike works: power transmission, steering, brakes and gears.
    • Bike fit.
    • Bike check - ABCD & Me Quick Bike Check.
  • Learn to ride:
    • Coast and balance.
    • Pedal and steer.
    • Go and stop.
  • Next steps:
    • Practice tips.
    • For Adults: Level 1B (Fundamentals of Pathway Cycling), Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4.
    • For Children: ages 7-8 - Level 2, age 9 and up - Level 2 or Level 3.

 

Adult (age 14+) course cost: $100 per participant (indoor courses: $120). Maximum 4 participants per group. 3 hours in one session. Over 120 successful participants since 2012! 79% overall success rate. Download more information here.

Child (age 4-13) course cost: $80 per participant (indoor courses: $100). Maximum 4 participants per group. 3 hours in one session. Over 100 successful participants since 2015! 81% success rate in 2018. Download more information here.

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Media coverage: Calgary Herald article and video

A video compilation auto-created by Google Photos (sound not required but the music is nice). 

 

Not quite sure?

Read these testimonials from previous participants. 

Read this article from New York City and/or watch this video (from the UK).

 

That's a wrap! See you in 2020. (Check in March for the schedule)