The City of Calgary supports cycling as a sustainable transportation option and recommends that all recreational and commuter cyclists obtain proper education.
Course guide for Calgary
Download the Ride Safe quick guide to courses, camps and events for the entire family in Calgary here.
Urban Skills and Can-Bike program
CAN-BIKE developed by the Canadian Cycling Association, is a nationally recognized cyclist education program that can help cyclists of all ages. There are a number of levels available to build the confidence and skills you need to ride on the road to work or for leisure.
Urban Skills - Modeled after the rigorous CAN-BIKE courses, and taught by CAN-BIKE accredited instructors, this is a one-day urban cycling skills course will increase your comfort level and confidence when navigating all sorts of streets—from quiet residential avenues to the busiest streets of downtown Calgary. A 4–6 hour self-study package will be provided and must be completed prior to the one-day class.
Kids CAN-BIKE - Young cyclists aged 9 to 13 learn to ride safely on residential streets. NOTE: this is not a "learn to ride" course, and all cyclists must be able to ride without training wheels. (12 hours)
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 - is a course for adults who cannot ride a bike. You will learn to balance, start, stop and turn. 1 - 3 persons per course. (3 hours)
CAN-BIKE 1 - Cyclists aged 14 and up learn skills and build confidence to ride safely on residential streets. (10 hours)
CAN-BIKE 2 - For cyclists aged 14 and up who already ride in traffic. This is an advanced course to improve your confidence and skill in challenging traffic situation. (16 hours)
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Having the proper cycling equipment is essential for a safe ride.
Cycling tips for safe kids is aimed to help parents ensure their children ride safely.
There are different rules governing cyclists when on-street and when on pathways. For the safety and convenience of everyone, all groups should be aware of their rights and responsibilities.
There are many different reasons to consider All-season cycling, and many Calgarians continue to cycle during the winter.
Connect with cycling
Take a map on the go! The City of Calgary Pathways and Bikeways iPhone app is free and available to download at the App Store. An Android version is being developed and will be available soon.
Download the Pathways and Bikeways App
Transportation staff appreciates comments and request about cycling in Calgary. Your feedback helps us ensure we continue to meet the needs of city cyclists.
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