Victoria cyclists taught new skills

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society is offering a series of bike skills programs this fall

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society is offering a series of bike skills programs this fall for the beginner to advanced cyclists.

The workshops range from one hour to a full weekend, and include:

n Bike Skills and Safety (one day): The workshop offers a full day of classroom and on the road traffic and bike handling skills. It’s the society’s most popular course for beginner to experienced cyclists. Cost: $30. Sept. 14, 15, 21. Oct 5, 6.

n Can Bike 2 course (weekend): As a competent cyclist, this more advanced course in defensive cycling takes cyclists to the next level with in-depth teachings. It is a prerequisite for the Bike Skills and Safety Instructor Training program Cost: $250. Oct 18,19 and 20.

n Safety Seminar for Your Workplace (one hour): Over lunch an instructor can offer helpful tips on bike safety, maintenance, preparing for winter riding or any other topic of interest. Cost: $100

n Bike Skills and Safety Instructor Training program: For passionate cyclists interested in teaching bike skills and safety courses, the society offers a comprehensive training program. The program requires successful completion of a Can Bike 2 course, a weekend training and mentorship.

For further information, please go online to biketowork.ca/victoria/workshops.