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Cycling education programs

Knowing the laws and best practices for sharing Calgary’s roadways and pathways is vital for the safety and enjoyment of all road and pathway users. We also recommend taking a cycling education course to build your knowledge, skills and confidence to fully enjoy the freedom cycling can provide.
 

Build your cycling skills


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Safer Cycling Calgary courses

The 2018 roster of CAN-BIKE cycling courses includes everything from learning how to ride a bike to honing your on-road riding skills.

  • Fundamentals of Cycling (aka Learn to Ride) – for kids age 4-13 and adults age 14+ who’ve never ridden a bike.
  • Fundamentals of Pathway Cycling – for 14+ year olds who know how to ride, to build skills and confidence.
  • Cycling Basics – a short course for 7+ year olds no longer using training wheels. Parents encouraged to participate.
  • Core Cycling Skills – for kids (9-15), families (adults with kids 9 and up) and adults (16+), to learn the basics of riding on residential streets.
  • Advanced Cycling Skills – for 16+ year olds who ride on roadways, to build skills and confidence in challenging traffic situations.

Please visit Safer Cycling Calgary for course descriptions, schedules, locations and costs.

Commuter cycling skills

This one-day, instructor-led commuter cycling course teaches riders essential skills for safe, competent cycling on Calgary roads, from quiet residential streets to the busiest streets downtown. Instructors are nationally certified through CAN-BIKE, and offer a low student-to-instructor ratio (6:1 or less).

  • Course eligibility: must be at least 18 years old, or at least 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian who is registered for the same class.
  • Course hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Course dates: the third Saturday of each month, from June to September.
  • Course location: CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12 Ave S.W.
  • Registration: Eventbrite
  • Cost: $44/person

Build your cycling knowledge


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Information for cycling in Calgary

We recommend reviewing these pages to learn more about making Calgary roadways and pathways safe and friendly for all users.


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