Course taught by a certified CAN-BIKE instructor and run through the City of Greater Sudbury. Register here: https://register.greatersudbury.ca/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp
Length: 2 hours
Maximum 6 participants
This course teaches children to learn to bike on a two-wheeled bike (without training wheels). For the children’s course, a caregiver must accompany the child to support the child. The caregiver must be able to walk/run along with the child rider. The course is taught on grass.
Requirements: A bicycle in good working condition, an approved helmet (CSA, Snell, or ASTM), and bell/horn are required. Ensure bicycle is the proper size for your child’s height. Bicycle seat must be must be low enough so that both feet can touch the ground while sitting on the seat and training wheels must be removed. If the bicycle is too large you will not be able to take the course. Shoes must be closed toe.
Skills taught: balance, pedal, start, stop, and steering.
Knowledge gained: correct helmet use, checking the bike before a ride (ABC Quick Check), clothing and carrying items, bike safety and security.
Ages: 5 yrs +
Note: While it is likely that the children will be able to ride their bike by the end of the class, caregivers will leave knowing an easy technique to continue teaching these skills on their own.
Resources provided: MTO Young Cyclist Guide