Free Cycling Skills Classes in the GVRD

2007-05-05 09:00
2007-05-05 17:00

 The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition is again offering its free Commuter Cycling Skills courses in 2007. The program offers free one-day cycling skills classes throughout the Lower Mainland in the spring and summer to those who are interested in cycling for transportation but lack the confidence or skills to ride in traffic.

What people are saying about the course:

"This course made a big difference for me. Prior to it, I had been on a bike about 5 times in the last 15 years, mainly because I was absolutely terrified not only of traffic, but also of all other road users such as other cyclists, pedestrians, dogs, etc. I never thought I would dare sharing the road with cars, buses, etc. I am not sure what happened during the course, but I now bike to work at least twice a week and find it very enjoyable. When I need to use busier roads, I feel alert and focused, rather than jittery and out of control. I feel that I know my options and can make rational decisions.

I would recommend this course to anyone, and I think it also made me not only a better cyclist, but also a better driver and pedestrian!"

Pam from Vancouver

2007 dates and locations:

Saturday, 5 May 2007
New Westminster - Century House.

Saturday, 12 May 2007
Richmond - Richmond City Hall.
South Surrey - Elgin Hall.

Saturday, 19 May 2007
Vancouver, Hastings-Sunrise - Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

Saturday, 26 May 2007
Vancouver, Mt. Pleasant - Mt. Pleasant Community Centre.
North Surrey - Fleetwood Community Centre.

Sunday, 3 June 2007
Vancouver, Riley Park - Riley Park Community Centre.

Saturday, 9 June 2007
Vancouver, Dunbar
- Dunbar Community Centre.

Saturday, 16 June 2007
Richmond, Steveston - Steveston Community Centre.
Langley Township - Township Hall.

Saturday, 23 June 2007
Surrey, Newton - Newton Seniors' Centre.
Vancouver, Coal Harbour - Coal Harbour Community Centre.

Saturday, 7 July 2007
Port Moody - Port Moody Community Centre.
Burnaby, Metrotown - Bonsor Recreation Centre.

For more information or to register, go to or contact Bonnie at

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