Ride the Road

These fun, practical and hands-on courses are for anyone who can already ride a bike, and would like to get comfortable riding on city streets.

Upcoming Courses

  • Ride the Road - June 24th 9:30-2:00 at the the Richmond Hospital - REGISTER NOW
  • Practical City Cycling (*In class only) - June 26th 6:30-8:30 pm at Burnaby Public Library Bob Prittie Branch - REGISTER NOW
  • Ride the Road - July 9th 11:00-3:30 pm at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House - REGISTER NOW
  • *new* Family Streetwise - July 15, July 23 OR August 19 - New West families can SIGN UP HERE
  • Ride the Road - July 30th 11:00-3:30 pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House - REGISTER NOW
  • Practical City Cycling - August 8th 6:00-8:00 pm at MEC HQ, Vancouver - REGISTER NOW

Ride the Road 

Our most popular course! Through classroom and on-road training, you'll learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver your bike effectively, how to communicate with other road users, safety tips, and more. When riding on the road our courses maintain a 1:6 instructor-to-participant ratio to ensure optimum safety and plenty of instructor attention. 

  • Duration: 4.5 hours (2 hours in-class, 2.5 hours on-bike) 
  • Cost: $20 - $60 
  • You’ll need: a road-safe bike, lock and helmet 
  • Audience: Ideal for ages 16 and up; exceptions may be made for youths 12-16 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Practical City Cycling 

A condensed version of our popular Ride the Road course, that still gives you the chance to put your skills to the test on the road. You'll learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver your bike effectively, how to communicate with other road users, safety tips, and more. When riding on the road our courses maintain a 1:6 instructor-to-participant ratio to ensure optimum safety and plenty of instructor attention. 

  • Duration: 2 hours (1 hour in-class, 1 hour on-bike)
  • Cost: $10
  • You’ll need: a road-safe bike, lock and helmet 
  • Audience: Ideal for ages 16 and up; exceptions may be made for youths 12-16 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Family Streetwise 

This summer we are running 3 FREE family Streetwise courses in New Westminster tailored to elementary and middle school children and their families. The courses include theoretical and practical on-bike learning that will help you and your children build road safety skills and confidence so you can ride on the road together as a family. 

Course overview:

  • Duration: 3 hours (45 min theory, 45 min school-ground practice, 1.5 hr road ride)
  • Cost: FREE to families living in New West
  • You’ll need: a road-safe bike, lock and helmet 
  • Note: Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. Maximum of 3 children per adult. 

Course dates:

  • Saturday July 15 1-4pm at Fraser River Middle School *aimed at grades 6-8
  • Sunday July 23 1-4pm at Connaught Elementary School *aimed at grades 3-5, new and novice riders welcome 
  • Saturday August 19 9-12pm at Connaught Elementary School *aimed at grades 3-5 

Read on to learn more and register your family. 

 

Past participants share their experience

"I was perhaps a little sceptical that a short ride would make much difference to my confidence, however I was wrong, it has made a huge difference and my confidence continues to grow each ride. Since I took the course I have been cycling more often and actually look forward to riding to new places or going out on my bike for pleasure rather than because I have to." - Tracy, Practical City Cycling participant - Read Tracy's full story on our blog. 

"I'm starting to commute to school downtown, and I love it…thanks so much for the class. I'm using the knowledge from that class every day." - Annie Dickerson, Ride the Road participant

"I always admired Vancouver’s legions of two-wheeling, healthy lifestylers, but I assumed I could never do what they did. Now bike riding has become part of my life and I love it." - Alana Prochuk, The Globe & Mail

SFU researchers are doing a study to learn about the effectiveness of bicycling training workshops. You’re invited to take part because you are thinking about or will be taking a cycling course with HUB. Your study participation is entirely voluntary. When you register for Ride the Road we’ll send you more information about the study, and you can decide whether you’d like to take part.