Two-wheeling with knowledge and safety
Whether you cycle for transportation or recreation, it’s always worthwhile to boost your biking IQ.
For the first time in many years, HUB will be offering a 4.5 hour road safety course in Richmond, Ride the Road. Co-sponsored by the City of Richmond, 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.
Ride the Road is a fun, practical, hands-on class and raise your bike IQ. You’ll learn safety tips, the safest places 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.
Participants gain skills, confidence
Here’s what a few past Ride the Road attendees had to say:
- “It’s not that I had any serious doubts about my bike skills on the road, but I thought some formalized training could help me become a safer and more confident cyclist. IT DID!” -Gerry.
- “I was perhaps a little skeptical that a short ride would make such a difference to my confidence, however, I was wrong. It has made a huge difference and my confidence continues to grow with each rise.” -Kari.
The fine print
The cost to participate in Ride the Road is $40. This year’s fee is lower than ever thanks to TransLink and City of Richmond ongoing support. In addition, 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.
Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Place: Richmond Hospital Auditorium
Participants must provide their own bike and helmet.