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Cycling Survival Skills for Urban Riding (Intro to CanBike)

May 10, 2014 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm


I don’t feel safe on my bike! canbike

That’s one of the most common reasons people use for not cycling . Of course they know it’s better for the environment and their health, but they just don’t feel safe – especially on streets. Riding your bike in traffic can be a daunting task. Learn how to take control, gain confidence and have drivers show you respect on the road.

Based on the national CanBike program this one-day cycling class for adults will build on the technical basics of riding and traffic dynamics to help cyclists feel more confident and deal with emergency techniques while riding in traffic.

The instructor has taught CanBike programs to almost a thousand people including police officers, adults, high school students and children. A real ‘must’ for anyone that wants to ride more confidently in the city!

The program will include:

  •  Traffic Dynamics, Helmet Fit, Bike Fit
  • Handling Skills: Straight line riding,  Signaling, Shoulder Checking, Rock Dodge, Threshold Breaking, Instant Turn
  •  On Road riding-including arterial roads if appropriate skill levels are demonstrated.

All participants must be able to ride a bike and must be prepared by having:

  • A bicycle in good working condition (bike tune up prior to the course strongly recommended – we will not be repairing bikes during the course)
  • A bell or horn in good working condition
  • A bike lock
  • An approved bicycle safety helmet (CSA, Snell or Ansi)
  • Access to water during riding portions of course (water bottles or hydration systems)
  • Lunch
  • Raingear and sunscreen strongly recommended

Participants are responsible for ensuring that bicycles used during the course meet requirements under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

Maximum participants: 12

Cost:               $60 (payable with completed waiver form by April 20)

For more information:          Evan Ferrari, 519 836-8068 or

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Guelph, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT) and Bicycle-Friendly Guelph


May 10, 2014
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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Evan Ferrari
519 836-8068


10 Carden
10 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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