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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.

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.

Cycling education videos

More ways to get around Calgary
Stay safe. Leave space.
Yielding when entering a roadway
Using Calgary Bike Lanes
Calgary, Motorists and Cyclistis, Turning Right and Left
Left Turns for Cyclists
Dashed Bike Lanes

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