Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cycling Courses

The City of Hamilton Recreation Division is pleased to provide new bicycle related courses for you and your family. 

Participants in the cycling courses listed below are required to have the following:
*       A bicycle in good working condition – a tune up is highly recommended
*       A bell and lock and approved bicycle helmet
*       Proper clothing for all weather conditions
Bicycle Maintenance Workshop (Age 14+)
This 3 hour workshop focuses on the basics of bicycle maintenance. Participants will become familiar with the components of a bicycle and the tools used to keep it in good working order. A tool kit is available for purchase on the day of the program.
Introduction to Cycling Skills (Age 14+)
An introduction to basic traffic skills, posture, techniques and bicycle fit. This 8 hour clinic will focus on the basics of riding your bicycle safely and properly. Participants must already know how to ride a bicycle
Kids CAN-Bike (Age 9-13)
Young cyclists learn to ride safely on residential streets. During their 5 hour classes, in-class and on-bike instruction teaches traffic safety, rules, techniques and potential hazards. Participants must already know how to ride a bicycle already know how to ride a bicycle
CAN-Bike 1 (Age 14+)
Cyclists learn skills and build confidence to ride safely on residential streets. Learn traffic theory through classroom instruction and ride with a group through low traffic, on-bike instruction. Note: This 16 hour program is offered over the course of one weekend (Saturday and Sunday).
CAN-Bike 2 (Age 14+)
Advance your skills in commuting and recreational riding. During each 6 hour class, this course focuses on advanced skills and challenging conditions and Highway Traffic Act sessions. CAN-Bike 1 is not a prerequisite however this is an advanced course, participants must have experience riding on arterial roads.
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