The only on-street bike commuting course in Edmonton starts August 9!

With Edmonton's streets having various forms of bicycle markings (signed routes, sharrows, bike lanes, contra-flow lanes, etc) and some of it leaving you at a dead-end, it is extremely valuable to learn the "rules of the road" from a cycling perspective.  Defensive cycling skills are truly life-saving. Educated cyclists on the road help make our roads safer! The Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses on all aspects of cycling safely and enjoyably on the road; it is oriented toward recreational and commuter cycling. The CAN-BIKE cycling safety program provides a nationally standardized set of courses that can be taught through a variety of organizations who are interested in education, safety and health.  EBC is pleased to offer CAN-BIKE again this year!

CAN-BIKE 2 Course

An 18 hour course of advanced skill and knowledge development in defensive cycling for cyclists who already ride in traffic. CAN-BIKE 2 covers bicycle care, repairs, riding techniques, detecting and avoiding hazards, and practicing emergency maneuvers. Combination of classroom and on-bike instruction helps you cycle with greater skill and confidence and more safely in traffic. CAN-BIKE 2 is the prerequisite for the CAN-BIKE Instructor course. More info at

Instructor: John Collier, National Examiner for CAN-BIKE

Dates: Wednesday August 7, Friday August 9, Saturday August 10, Wednesday August 14, and Saturday August 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Wednesday evenings 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays

Cost: $80 for the course. Course manual can be borrowed at no-cost or bought for $35.

Registration: Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Email


CAN-BIKE Instructor Course

The CAN-BIKE Instructor course adds onto content learned in CAN-BIKE 2.  Participants further increase their cycling skills and learn effective teaching techniques, including course planning and risk management. The workshop covers class curriculum, risk management, and administration.  CAN-BIKE Instructors in Edmonton have the opportunity to help run commuter cycling workshops and courses throughout the year. More info at

Instructor: John Collier, National Examiner for CAN-BIKE

Dates: Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15, 2013 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $120 for the course manual and $35 for the optional textbook Effective Cycling.

Registration: Class size is limited to ensure quality instruction. Email