Ride On! Rural Cycling Course: Sun, Oct 5 @ ArtSpring

2014/09/16

The Capital Regional District (CRD), the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society and Island Pathways have teamed up to offer a specially crafted Ride On! cycling program for rural riding in the Gulf Islands on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. This interactive, informative course empowers people to make cycling a regular part of their lives, as well as helping experienced riders fine-tune their skills.

We want to inspire people to have fun while cycling more often,” says Theresa Gulliver, Executive Director of the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society. “This course is designed to increase confidence and comfort riding on rural roads by teaching the skills and best practices to enhance your life through safe cycling.”

Participants in this course will learn a variety of essential rural riding skills. The course begins from the ground up teaching participants about bike parts, helmet and bike fit and also offers skills specific to rural riding such as gearing, hand signals, where to ride on the road, visibility and how to manage all of those hills. It combines in class learning with on-the-road riding all in one day.

ART Spring will host this full-day adult cycling skills course. Join the fun with our talented Rural Riding Instructors – Island residents and riders themselves – Sunday October 5th 2014, 9:00am – 4:00pm ($20). Participants will not be disappointed; from experienced to novice the reviews show there is something for everyone in this course.

Excellent course that we all enjoyed, and each of us learned a lot even though we’ve all been cycling for years. Great instructor, good pace, lots of great info. I think this should be attended by cyclists and motorists everywhere. Thanks for the opportunity.” – Micia

We enjoyed our course on bike safety. The information was given in a clear and concise manner and also with a good sense of humour.”- Robert

To learn more or register for this course, visit: https://www-151f.bookeo.com/bookeo/b_biketoworkca_start.html?ctlsrc=1410810146325&src=02a&category=3151UF6RRU144482FC6DD

For media inquiries, please contact: Theresa Gulliver, Executive Director
Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society
Office.250-920-5775; Cell. 250-858-8049