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. Thank you to TransLink for their support of these courses. 

Upcoming Courses

Ride the Road

  • Saturday, July 21 @ Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Vancouver - REGISTER
  • Saturday, August 11 @ South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, Vancouver - REGISTER
  • September course - COMING SOON!

Practical City Cycling

  • Monday, July 9 @ The Outlet, Port Coquitlam *This course is theory only, and includes a presentation on locking your bike by PoCo Community Policing - REGISTER
  • Tuesday, July 10 @ The Bike Doctor, Vancouver - Cancelled
  • Tuesday, August 7 @ The Bike Doctor, Vancouver - REGISTER

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: $30 + GST
  • 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: $20 + GST
  • 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.

 

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