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.
The City’s Transportation bylaws were revised in 2019. The bylaws now include the minimum safe passing distance when passing someone cycling, provisions that allow for more ways to get around Calgary and changes that improve safety for all road users. See all the changes.
Build your cycling safety skills
From learning how to ride a bike to improving your on-road safe riding skills, there are courses out there for people of all ages and abilities. Although The City of Calgary does not offer these programs, there are other local organizations that provide safe cycling education including:
Build your cycling knowledge
Information for cycling in Calgary
We recommend reviewing these pages to learn more about travelling on Calgary roadways and pathways to keep them safe and friendly for all users.
- Transportation bylaw - more information on the 2019 changes to the transportation bylaw, including the safe passing distance when passing someone cycling while driving
- Cycling laws and safety - what's required by law for cycling on city streets and pathways, and best practice tips to keep you and others safe
- Cycling and transit - when and how bikes are allowed on C-trains and buses
- Types of cycle tracks and bike lanes - become familiar with the various types of cycling spaces in Calgary
- Cycling signs and road markings - what they tell people cycling and driving in shared spaces to do (or not do)
- Cycling information for people driving - what you need to know to safely share the road with people cycling
- Winter cycling - ride year-round with a few adjustments to your cycling route, clothing and bicycle maintenance routine