Workplace Cycling Workshops

Webinar Workshops available in 2022

These fun, interactive and online workshops or lunch n' learns are for staff of all riding abilities.  Encourage cycling amongst your team while remaining physically distant. Provide support for staff to get outside, move and remain healthy while working from home or commuting to their workplace.  

We have several 1-hour workshops available through video conferencing, allowing our instructors to deliver the same engaging seminars to participants located anywhere in the province.  Schedule one for your team, employees or residents.  Available for up to 100 participants for $600 per workshop.   If you’re interested in booking a workshop, or just want to figure out if the workshops are right for you, please email us! For publicly available webinars check out our Webinars Page

The following workshops are available to book:

Basic bike maintenance

This workshop is for participants who are new to maintaining their bikes or would like a refresher. In this workshop, you will develop a thorough understanding and vocabulary of the key components of your bike. We will show you how to do a basic inspection to make sure your bike is in good running order, basic tools to carry, simple adjustments and maintenance that can be done at home, and how to fix a flat. You may get the most out of this workshop by having your own bike nearby.

 

 

Introduction to city cycling 

This workshop is the perfect introduction to cycling best practices for people looking to gain knowledge about how to bike safely around the city. The webinar covers the rights and responsibilities of cyclists and looks at various traffic scenarios encountered in city cycling. Participants will learn how to share the road and communicate with other road users, how to take their bike on transit, types of biking gear, and how to plan a safe route.

 

Intro to E-biking 

This introductory workshop is designed to provide you with useful tips for buying, riding, and caring for your e-bike. You will learn about the pros and cons of e-bikes, as well as types, classes, cost, and performance to help you choose the right one for yourself. It will also cover tips for caring for and maintaining your e-bike, along with relevant by-laws and regulations to help give you more confidence in navigating your ride.

 

 

Planning your next bike ride 

This workshop combines research findings and practical tools and resources for planning safe and enjoyable routes for your next ride. You will learn about important factors to consider for route planning, route characteristics associated with safety, tips for riding in urban versus rural areas, and multimodal trip planning. Discover our favourite apps, route planning sites, and a list of recreational destinations and rides in the Metro Vancouver region accessible for all ages and abilities.

 

 

Fall & Winter cycling 

This workshop covers everything you need to know about cycling in fall and winter riding conditions. Key topics include outfitting your bike and yourself for fall and winter riding, advanced cycling safety, cold-weather care for your bike, and route planning considerations. 

 

 

Biking with children

This workshop will encourage and inspire you to get on your bike with your kids by providing answers and helpful tips about stages of development of kids from passengers to independent riders, road safety, route planning, cycling gear, and how to make bike riding easy, safe and fun for everyone. Bringing children of all ages along on bike rides is an excellent way to get fresh air, exercise, and have fun together while traveling the city.

 

 

 
All workshops are also available as part of HUB's Bike Friendly Building Consulting services. 

 


In-person workshops available in 2022

These fun, interactive, and on-site workshops and lunch n' learns are part of HUB's Bike Friendly Building Consulting and are 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.

If you’re interested in booking a workshop, or just want to figure out if the workshops are right for you, please email us

Beginner Bike Maintenance

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 15 participants

Description

This fun course is for participants that are new to maintaining their bike or would like a refresher. A knowledgeable instructor demonstrates performing a basic 'ABC Quick Check' to ensure their bike is safe to ride and demystifies the many working parts of the bicycle. Instructor also reviews simple maintenance tips that can be done at home to prolong bike life, as well as how to properly lock a bike to prevent bike theft. Includes time for participant questions.

 

 

Biking to Work - Lunch-Hour Primer

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 30 participants

Description

This one-hour primer is the perfect introduction to cycling best practices for employees looking to gain knowledge about how to bike safely to work. The course covers the rights and responsibilities of cyclists, and looks at various traffic scenarios encountered in city cycling. Participants will learn how to share the road and communicate with other road users, how to take their bike on transit, types of commuter gear and how to plan a safe route. 

 

Biking to Work - Commuter Skills

Details
Duration: Two hours
Limit: 12 participants (can add 6 participants for additional fee)

Description

Commuter Skills teaches employees the skills needed to bike to work with confidence through both in-class and on-road training. Participants learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver their bike effectively, communicate with other road users, and much more through practical on-bike experience. This two-hour course can be split over two dates for additional fees. 

 

Biking to Work - Fall & Winter Cycling

Details
Duration: One hour
Limit: Up to 30 participants

DescriptionThis one-hour workshop covers everything you need to know about biking to work in Metro Vancouver's fall and winter riding conditions. Key topics include visibility, dressing for the weather, advanced cycling safety, cold-weather care for your bike, and how to take your bike on transit.

 

 

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