Cycling Courses

 

1-on-1 cycling instruction in the City of Brampton is available through The Bikeport, taught by Kevin Montgomery, a certified CAN-BIKE instructor. Instruction will have a strong focus on urban cycling transportation purposes, such as commuting, and shopping, and taking kids to school.

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What is CAN-BIKE?

CAN-BIKE is a nationally-recognized cycling education program. Introduced in 1985 by the Canadian Cycling Association, CAN-BIKE has designed a series of cycling courses for youth and adults, as well as specialized instructor training. CAN-BIKE programs operate in cities across Canada, from large metropolitan centres like Toronto and Vancouver, to smaller communities like Thunder Bay.

CAN-BIKE’s values include maneuverability, predictability, visibility, and communication.

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Online References: The Basics

Not quite ready yet to commit to lessons? No problem.

There are many online resources available to demonstrate the basics of handling a bicycle on shared vehicle, recreation, and cycling-exclusive infrastructure.

 

Bike Maintenance Checklist

Is your bike rattling, squeaking, or feel tougher to move than it should? Check out this Maintenance Checklist before starting your ride.

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Bike Handling Skills

Before deciding to ride in mixed traffic, you should assess how comfortable you are with your bike handling.

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Traffic Skills

Feel like you’re rocking the bike handling? Awesome!

Here are some basics that you’ll need to know about leaving room to manuveur, being visible and predictable, and how to communicate with other road users.

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Ontario Highway Traffic Act

A bicycle is a defined vehicle type under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. There are behaviours expected of people riding bicycles, just as there are of people driving cars.

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Brampton Trails Code of Conduct, and Regulations

The City of Brampton has some additional bylaws and conduct of behaviour people are expected to know when cycling.

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