Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Improve Your Riding Skills With CAN-BIKE 2

The City of St. John’s Department of Recreation is offering an Adult CAN-BIKE 2 course in defensive cycling for commuters and recreational cyclists who already ride in traffic.

This course will improve your confidence and skill in riding in challenging traffic situations. It covers how traffic works, good decision making, lane positioning, proper cycling equipment, group riding, effective and efficient cycling in heavy traffic, basic maintenance, and collision avoidance techniques. CAN-BIKE 1 is not a pre-requisite for CAN-BIKE 2.

Course location is the Crosbie Building, 1 Crosbie Place in St.John's at the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday May 11th , 5:30pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday May 14th, 9am - 4pm
  • Sunday May 15th, 9am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, May 18th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost is $95 and participants must be at least 18 years old as of December 31, 2010. You will need a bicycle in good working legal condition (a tune-up is highly recommended) as well as an approved bicycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ASTM, CPSC or ANSI), a bell and a lock.

Register at the H.G.R. Mews Community Center (576-8499) or the Wedgewood Park Recreation Center (576-8631). For further information please call 576-8522 or 576-8628, or e-mail recreation@stjohns.ca.