Can-Bike (G1 sort of online test) good for practically all ages.
Click REGISTER on the left side of the screen, then once you register your email/name etc than click the free course on the top titled "CAN-BIKE Elearning"
My (how to safety check your bicycle video)
My Road Safety tips video
Ontario Safety SKills PDF- listed below
Ontario youth Cycling Safety skills PDF-listed below
Open source Community safe cycling tips sheet (feel free to comment in the document if you want me to add any content so that we all may benefit)
If you would like to take a Cycling Safety Course with Can-Bike visit them at www.Canbikecanada.ca . However their courses are often a few hundred dollars, a weekend long and only occur once every couple months or so. Thus why I'm trying to fill the gap as I explain below.
Matteo's Cycling Safety Riding workshops
I offer Safe Riding workshops to all ages, they are typically half of the session going over strategy, road laws and best practice verbally. Followed by some cycling skill practice in an empty paved space, followed by a ride that is normally the individuals route to school or work or just a big loop if a small group. They are 1-3 hours, $50/h and less as the number of participants goes up. and Scheduled very flexibly.
Examples of content covered
- Proper Helmet fit
-How to safety check a bike
-Top Safety gear for cyclist and bicycle
- Proper turning signals
-Turning signal technique and timing
-Road positioning when turning or not and its importance for safety in various traffic levels/speeds/road sizes
.-Common Cycling road hazards and how to navigate them (ex. road snakes, train/streetcar tracks, cracks in road, puddles, pot holes, sand, stones etc)
- importance of straight line riding -Intersection Navigation-Lane changing-Confidence and how it will save your life
During the ride I watch how cyclists position themselves on the road and thus communicate to the road users around them and generally the biggest thing for me outside of communication of intent is talking about taking up space on the road sufficient enough so that the cyclist is given proper space.
If you would like to discuss taking a Safe Cycling course for either Urban riding or Cross Country Bicycle Touring please fill the appointment form and let me know in the description your intent, thanks!