HUB’s safety cycling course provides both classroom and on-the-road training aimed to increase your comfort and safety. HUB is offering a course for VCH staff June 3 at the North Van Library for $20.

Raise your Bike IQ with a road safety course

Whether you bike for transportation or recreation, it might be worthwhile to attend a fun and practical classroom and on-road training course.

HUB’s 4.5 hour Ride the Road includes both classroom and on-the-road training aimed to increase your comfort and safety. If you’re unfamiliar with HUB, it is a charitable, non-profit organization working to improve cycling conditions in Metro Vancouver that was established in 1998.

In truth, most cyclists will say that they don’t need a course but in that case, they’re simply riding on instinct. (Author’s note: After decades of commuting by bike I finally signed up for a road safety course and was amazed at how much I learned.)

Join in a fun, practical, hands-on class and raise your bike IQ. You’ll learn safety tips, the safest place(s) to position yourself on the road, how to maneuver your bike effectively, and how to communicate with other road users. There is a 1:6 instructor to participant ratio to ensure optimum safety and plenty of instructor attention.

You will gain skills and confidence.

It’s not that I had any serious doubts about my bike skills on the road – I just thought some formalized training could help me become a safer and more confident cyclist. IT DID!” Gerry, age 43

For the first time in years, HUB will be offering a course on the North Shore – co-sponsored by the City of North Vancouver and VCH.

The price is better than ever with TransLink and City contributions lowering the cost to $20. In addition, North Shore VCH staff who complete the course will be eligible for a $10 coffee card in recognition of their efforts to learn and model safe cycling practices. Spaces are limited so sign up now.

When: Saturday, June 3rd from 9:30am–2pm

Where: North Vancouver Library, 120 14th Street, 1st Floor Program Room

Participants must provide their own bike and helmet.

Register directly with HUB or contact Arthur.Orsini@vch.ca for questions or comments.

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