For the first time, the NHCC will be offering a 5-week extended Cycling Skills and Safety course that has been adapted from the standard Can-Bike safe cycling program and customized to meet our needs here in the NHCC. The course is intended for those who have a little experience but want to upgrade their skills. You will learn to ride defensively and develop a set of skills and attitudes including:
- good traffic judgement and anticipation
- assertiveness in traffic
- knowledge of the rules of the road
- understanding potential hazards
- communication techniques
- collision avoidance techniques
- group riding dynamics and etiquette
It is not a maintenance course nor will it teach you how to ride faster. It’s about riding confidently, enjoyably, and most importantly safely—both individually and within a group. If you think you have nothing to learn because you’ve been riding for years, we challenge you to attend. The certified Can-Bike instructors delivering the course are confident that not a single person will complete it without having learned something.
Dates: Tuesday Evenings, May 20th, 27th, and June 10th, 17th, and 24th.
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: FREE! Here’s how it works: $25 payable at the first class, and we refund it 100% upon completion for club members who attend a minimum of 4 sessions.
Location: Cycle Transitions parking lot, 739 D’Arcy St. Cobourg (behind the building)
Pre-registration would be much appreciated so that we know how many to expect. To pre-register, just send a quick email to let us know you want to attend and we’ll reserve your spot!