Designed for the more than 14 million Canadians who ride bicycles, 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 utilitarian 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.
The premise of the courses is that a bicycle is safest when it is operated as a vehicle on the road. Because the bicycle is smaller, lighter and slower than other vehicles, a cyclist must develop skills that allow for assertive, but safe and responsible behavior. The CAN-BIKE Courses teach defensive riding skills, traffic analysis skills, and collision avoidance techniques. They also provide the basics on safe equipment, and a basic bike inspection. Regardless of your experience, CAN-BIKE will make your cycling more effective, and give you a greater sense of confidence and control in traffic.