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.
Recent changes to the transportation bylaw, including the safe passing distance when passing someone cycling, allow for more ways to get around Calgary and improved safety for all road users. See all the changes.
Build your cycling skills
Safer Cycling Calgary courses
The 2020 list of cycling courses includes everything from learning how to ride a bike to improving your on-road riding skills.
- First Time (aka Learn to Ride) - for kids age 4-13 and adults age 14+ who've never ridden a bike.
- Beginner - for 14+ year olds who know how to ride, to build skills and confidence riding on pathways.
- Novice - a short course for 7+ year olds no longer using training wheels. Parents encouraged to participate.
- Intermediate - for kids (9-15), families (adults with kids 9 and up) and adults (16+), to learn the basics of riding on residential streets. Full day camps available this year!
- Advanced - for 16+ year olds to build skills and confidence in increasingly challenging traffic situations. An essential course for anyone interested in commuting by bike.
Please visit Safer Cycling Calgary for course descriptions, schedules, locations and costs.
Many courses are still being offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view course information for each cycling course to see the impact of COVID-19 on course schedules for this year.
Build your cycling knowledge
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.
- Transportation bylaw changes - more information on the recent changes to the transportation bylaw, including the safe passing distance when passing someone cycling
- 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 designated, and shared, 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 drivers - what every driver needs 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
Cycling education videos
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