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Date/Time
Sat, Jun 15, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Robinson Playground

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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

Streetwise Cycling
Length: 3 hours

Maximum 6 participants
Ages 14+

This course is for commuters and recreational cyclists who already ride on residential streets or bike paths. The course help to develop skills and build confidence in riding in low traffic neighborhoods. Participants will learn about basic traffic dynamics, proper cycling equipment, effective and efficient cycling on residential streets, and basic bike maintenance and security.

Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate.

Resources provided: MTO Cycling Guide

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 height. Shoes must be closed toe.

Objectives:

Participants will learn basic traffic dynamics, proper cycling equipment, group riding, effective and efficient cycling on residential streets, and basic bike maintenance and security.

Participants will learn basic traffic dynamics, proper cycling equipment, group riding, effective and safe cycling on residential streets.

Knowledge gained:

Where to ride on the road, positioning within lanes, lane choices, intersection positioning, residential and pedestrian-style left turns, how to cross railroad tracks, principles of traffic flow, and rules of the road.

Use of proper equipment including helmets, bike fit and bike safety checks.

Skills taught:

Straight line riding, the shoulder check, signalling, dodging obstacles, proper gearing.

Group ride on residential streets:

Participants will also participate in a group ride on residential streets or trails. They will practice how to enter a roadway, proper lane positions, how to deal with parked cars, lane choices and changes, yielding and right of way, intersections, right and left turns and how to safely cross railway tracks.