Bike Freedom 55+ Adult Bike Skills Courses
We are so excited to be offering a series of Bike Skills Courses tailored to Older Adults 55+
These series of courses will be suitable for a variety of individuals over 55 years – from those who don’t know how to ride a bicycle at all, to those who can ride but are afraid to venture into traffic.
Please see below for details.
For more information please contact Tessa Veikle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 920-5775
Saturday April 8th – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
This workshop will provide an inspirational and supportive overview of how cycling can be a life-long activity.
******The introductory workshop is free & mandatory for all potential students.
The Level 1: Learning to Ride course is delivered in a one-on-one format and focuses on skills development in a parking lot. Level 1 students will learn essential skills such as balance, pedalling, riding a straight line, and braking.
Scheduling for Level 1 will be done directly with instructor to arrange a time that suits both of your schedules.
Sunday April 16, 2016 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
This informal and free drop-in session is intended for those who have completed Level 1: Riding a Bicycle and others who are still gaining confidence on their bikes, to practice in a safe, encouraging environment. An instructor will be on
hand to provide advice and assistance, in a parking lot.
Sunday April 23 – 1pm – 4pm
This course is designed for adults who can ride a bike but are not comfortable riding in traffic. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to ride on the road. The course is delivered in a parking lot to provide a safe environment to work on skills development and increase confidence.
Saturday April 29 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
This session focuses on traffic safety theory and will be conducted in a classroom setting. You do not need to bring your bicycle to this session as there will not be on-bike activities for this session.
Sunday May 7 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
This session will be conducted on your bikes, in a parking lot and on the road. Please bring a bike in good working condition and a bicycle helmet less than 5 years old (please check the date inside your helmet) that has not been warn in a crash or experienced a hard drop or blow.