URBAN CYCLING COURSES
The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, like it's sister organizations in Victoria and Comox Valley, is offering Urban Cycling Courses. We want you to enjoy bicycling in Nanaimo and make it a fun, safe and regular part of your everyday life. In our adult specific courses, designed for novice to experienced riders, you will gain the skills to do so.
Learn a thorough understanding of traffic rules, helmet fit, route planning, clothing, reflectivity and more. Half the time is spent in the classroom and the other half out on our bikes, putting it it all into practice, with the help with trained instructors. These courses will leave you feeling confident and ready to ride!The full day course
Bring your lunch, bike and helmet for a fun day of in class instruction followed by on the road riding. These full day courses are offered on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 2:30 pm. Cost. $35.
URBAN CYCLING COURSES FOR KIDS
Kids Can Ride
Through games and skill-related activities, this fun-filled 3 hour course will teach kids aged 7-9 essential bike handling and safety skills. Kids will learn how to properly fit their helmet, do a quick bike safety check, practice good bike handling skills, and ride with more confidence.
Kids must be able to ride a 2-wheeled bicycle without assistance. *No training wheels please*
Properly fitted bicycles and helmets are required. Some bicycles can be made available but must be requested at time of registration.
Please download the waiver (linked below), sign and bring with your child to the Kids Can Ride Session.
These courses were created by Ed Schum of Comox Valley CC. To get a sense of what the course entails have a look at the video that Comox produced at the elementary schools - with volunteers from CVCCo membership - https://vimeo.com/91545294