Monday, 16 April 2012

CAN-BIKE Cycling Education Program



CAN-BIKE is Canada’s only national safe cycling education program. CAN-BIKE courses empower cyclists to ride more confidently and more safely. The Canadian Cycling Association has continuously developed the CAN-BIKE program over the last 30 years and delivered it in many communities across Canada.

Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador is the provincial CAN-BIKE delivery partner. In association with Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s Department of Recreation is offering CAN-BIKE courses to residents.

The CAN-BIKE program offers a proven curriculum delivered to national standards. There are courses to suit the wide range of cycling ages, ability and purpose. There are courses for adults who have never ridden bikes, for children learning to ride on the road, for adults riding on residential roads and bike paths, for rural cycling, and advanced skill development for riding in all traffic conditions

CAN-BIKE course will boost your cycling Skills, Safety & Fun!

CAN-BIKE 2
CAN-BIKE 2 is an advanced course in cooperative 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.

Location:        Crosbie Building, 1 Crosbie Place
Date/Time        Wednesday May 9, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday May 12 & Sunday May 13, 9:00am–4:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm  
Cost:        $ 95.00
Ages:         18 years and up (participants must be minimum of 18 years of age by December 31, 2011).

Adult Learn To Ride 2
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 is designed to boost your riding skills to prepare for on-road cycling. Improve bike handling skills including balancing,  turning and using your gears with confidence.  Adult Learn to Ride 1 is not a prerequisite.

Location: TBA
Date:        June 2, 2012
Day:        Saturday
Time:         10:00AM - Noon
Cost:        $ 30.00
Ages:         18 years and up (participants must be 18 years of age by December 31, 2011).
 
Course Requirements

Students must meet the minimum skill level for each course AND have the following:
ü    a bicycle in good working legal condition – a tune-up is highly  recommended.
ü an approved bicycle helmet (CSA, Snell,  ASTM, CPSC or ANSI), a bell and a lock

 For further information, please call 576-8522, 576-8500 or e-mail recreation@stjohns.ca or visit the CAN-BIKE website www.canbike.net