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Canadian Cyclo Cross Championships
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MTB


31/08-04/09/2011
www.bikepark.ch

 
 

PARA-CYCLING

Sept 8th to 11th 2011
Official Website

 
 

BMX

Copenhagen - Denmark
28-31.07.2011
Official Website

 
 

ROAD

19-25/09/2011
www.copenhagen2011.dk

 
 

CYCLO-CROSS

Koksijde - Belgium
28-29 January 2012
www.koksijde2012.be

 
  TRACK


Melbourne - Australia
04-08 April 2012
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CAN-BIKE Program Overview

Designed for the more than 14 million Canadians who ride bicycles, the Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses on all aspects of cycling safely and enjoyably on the road; it is oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling. The CAN-BIKE cycling safety program provides a nationally standardized set of courses that can be taught through a variety of organizations who are interested in education, safety and health.

CAN-BIKE Instructors are nationally certified highly skilled cyclists and instructors.

CAN-BIKE Courses

Kids Courses

  • Kids CAN-BIKE Festival ages 8 – 13, introduces children to key bicycle handling skills necessary for safe riding, as well as correct helmet use, checking bicycles for mechanical problems, and preventing bicycle thefts. Parents and caregivers work with their children to develop safe habits and attitudes.

  • Kids CAN-BIKE ages 9 to 13 provides 12 hours of in-class and on-bike instruction, which teaches steering, signaling, right and left turns, changing gears, braking and avoiding road hazards. Young cyclists are taught to ride safely to school or to the local swimming pool on residential streets. Participants must be able to ride a bike.

Beginner Adult Courses

  • CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 ages 14+, 3 hours on bike learning how to balance, start, stop and turn.

  • CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 ages 14+, 3 hours on bike for people who are too unsteady to ride on streets. You will learn to balance, start, turn and use your gears with confidence.

Advanced Adult Courses

  • CAN-BIKE 1 ages 14+, 12 hours for cyclists who already ride on residential streets or bike paths. Develop skills and build confidence in low traffic neighborhoods.

  • CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women ages 14+, 12 hours for women, taught by women. Similar to CAN-BIKE 1, but addresses specific concerns such as security at night and riding with children.

  • CAN-BIKE Rural Cycling ages 14+, 6 or 12 hours, for the rural resident or the cyclist who intends to do a lot of rural riding. Develop skills and build confidence while learning the challenges specific to rural cycling.

  • CAN-BIKE 2 ages 14+, 18 hours of advanced skill and knowledge development in defensive cycling for commuter and recreational cyclists who already ride in traffic. Includes classroom bike handling skills and riding in all traffic conditions. This course will improve your skill and confidence in riding in challenging traffic situations. CAN-BIKE 1 is not a pre-requisite for CAN-BIKE 2. This certificate course is quite often a requirement for jobs that involve cycling and a pre-requisite for many bike squad members across Canada.

  • CAN-BIKE Commuter Cycling Skills
    One-day course for urban cyclists
    Cycling to school or work offers significant challenges to both novice and experienced cyclists. This course concentrates on helping all cyclists recognise common road hazards and what to do about them.

    This one-day course augments the skills of recreational and commuter cyclists who want to improve their competence and comfort level in traffic. Traffic problems are presented, then ridden through and discussed. Participants also learn more about the legal status of bicycles and essential bicycle handling techniques.

    Course Outline:
    Section I - Classroom:

    1. Introductions.
    2. Highway Traffic Act - rights and responsibilities.
    3. Traffic Dynamics - the basics for making good decisions in traffic.
    4. Helmet Fit and Safety Equipment.

    Section II - Practical:
    1. Bike Check.
    2. Bike Handling skills - how to be predictable and avoid collisions.
    3. On-road riding skills - on major arterial roads.

Instructor Workshop

  • CAN-BIKE Instructor Workshop for CAN-BIKE 2 graduates, 18-24 hours. Become a CAN-BIKE instructor! To qualify for the CAN-BIKE Instructor Workshop you must successfully complete CAN-BIKE 2, and be assessed as an Instructor Candidate. Ask an instructor about qualifying for this workshop. Participants further increase their cycling skills and learn effective teaching techniques, including course planning and risk management. The workshop covers class curriculum, risk management, and administration.
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