I just signed up for the City of Waterloo sponsored CAN-Bike 2 course that starts April 24th. It’s 18 hours of utilitarian (commuter, recreational) cycling instruction. Sources indicate it’ll turn a nervous side-walk cyclist into a confident commuter (check out Bill Beans recent post).
[update April 3 2014 5pm – 2 spots left in the course]
At first glance it seems like a lot of time (and money) just to ride on the road where I feel confident to begin with. So why did I sign up:
- It’s a pre-requisite course for CAN-Bike‘s instructor course / certification which I’d like to get. I’ve got a few marbles rolling around along the lines of youth cycling education programs.
- I’m curious what they’re teaching nervous cyclists to help them gain confidence. (Personally protected bike lanes would go a long way to solving these types of issues.)
- I can always learn more!
Sorry for the cheesy pic!