Workplace Cycling Workshops

These fun, interactive and on-site workshops and lunch n' learns are part of the HUB Bike Friendly Business Program and are designed in 1-2 hour sessions for staff of all riding abilities.

Cycling is a health promotion tool that reduces employer costs, lowers absenteeism and turnover, and creates higher productivity, loyalty, and morale. Biking to work also has the unique ability to promote employee health & wellness and environmental sustainability at the same time, helping to make an organization a desirable, sought-after employer.

 

What people are saying about the workshops:

 

"The workshop had a clean and clear format, just the right combination of traffic scenarios, route planning information and a good overview of bike maintenance. It was very well attended and created cycling safety awareness at our workplace." - Mike F, Burnaby

"Informative and fun, one of our most successful lunch & learns to date. Thank you." - Mark T, Vancouver

"The instructor did a great job presenting the materials and showed a range of options for cycling gear." - Jennifer A, Richmond

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If you’re interested in booking a workshop, want more information, or just want to figure out if the workshops are right for you, please email: bfb@bikehub.ca

 

Beginner Bike Maintenance

Details
Duration: One or two hours
Limit: Up to 15 participants
10% discount for HUB organizational members

Description
This interactive and engaging course takes the mystery out of the bicycle! Participants bring their bikes and we show them how to do a basic inspection to make sure it’s in good running order.

They learn how to clean and oil their bike, check their brakes and gears, and a few other tricks to make their riding experience more enjoyable. We cover fixing the dreaded flat tire (not really such a big deal after all), and help participants decide when it's a good idea to take their bike to the shop.

Available in both 1 and 2 hour versions. Note: the 2-hour version is more hands-on, including fixing a flat tire.

 

 

Biking to Work - Lunch-Hour Primer

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 30 participants
10% discount for HUB organizational members

Description
This fun and interactive workshop covers important things you need to know about biking to work in one hour. It provides tips and guidance for newer riders as well as useful info for those who already bike to work. Certified instructors will discuss bike safety scenarios, taking bikes on transit, route planning, what to wear/carry, making your workplace bike friendly and much more. Bike maps & other resources will be provided to all participants.

 

 

 

Biking to Work: A Lunch-Hour Primer — Women's Only Version (1 hour)

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 30 participants
10% discount for HUB organizational members

Description
This fun and interactive workshop covers everything you need to know about biking to work in 1 hour, delivered by a female instructor to a women-only audience to help remove any trepidation or intimidation women may have when it comes to getting on their bikes.

The instructor will help demystify biking to work and show participants how riding can be fun, safe, and can be done at one's own pace. Certified instructors will discuss bike safety scenarios, taking bikes on transit, route planning, what to wear/carry, making your workplace bike-friendly, and much more!  Bike maps and other resources will be provided to all participants.

 

Biking to Work - Commuter Skills

Details
Duration: Two hours
Limit: Variable
10% discount for HUB organizational members

Description

This workshop includes both in-class and on-road training, and is for workplaces that want to go a step further to support their employees to use their bike for transportation.

Taught by nationally certified bike safety instructors, participants learn hands-on about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver their bike effectively, communicate with other road users, handle riding at night and in the rain, and much more. Participants will gain the skills and confidence to enjoy riding in the city!  

Note: please bring your bike to this workshop.

 

 

Biking to Work - Fall & Winter Cycling

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 30 participants
10% discount for HUB organizational members

Description
This intermediate-level workshop is a great way to encourage those who ride in warmer weather to try biking to work in the Fall. Participants will learn more advanced tips and tricks about biking to work in Metro Vancouver’s winter riding conditions, including dressing for the weather (staying warm and dry), more advanced cycling safety, advanced use of your gears, cold-weather care for your bike, lights and visibility, and more! Bike maps and other resources are provided to all participants.