CAN-BIKE, a nationally standardized 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. Courses are offered for kids, and for adults with all levels of skill – from beginner to advanced.

Cycle Transitions gratefully acknowledges the funding received from the West Northumberland Safety Association, funds used for the training and certification of our Can-Bike instructors.

CAN BIKE for Kids

Teaches essential bicycle handling and traffic skills for young cyclists. Topics include: helmet fittings, bicycle maintenance, handling, signaling, gears, breaking, avoiding road hazards and more. Participants must know how to ride. Maximum 6 registrations. Minimum age 9. Maximum age 13. Fee: TBA


Designed for both beginner and occasional cyclists, the course teaches the skills to ride confidently and safely in low traffic areas. Content includes bike care, minor repairs, riding techniques, detecting and avoiding hazards and emergency manoeuvres. Maximum 6 registrations. Ages 15 and up. Fee: TBA

Cycling Freedom for Women

This course, for women and taught by women, covers riding skills, bike maintenance, equipment, health and fitness. Specific topics such as night security and riding with children are also explored. Maximum 6 registrations. Minimum age 14 and up. Fee: TBA


This advanced course in assertive cycling is for commuters and recreational cyclists who already ride in traffic. The course covers riding skills, cycling proficiency, bicycle maintenance, health and fitness, equipment and bicycle consumerism. This course is the prerequisite for instructor training. Maximum 6 registrations. Ages 15 and up. Fee: TBA

Kids CAN-BIKE Festival

For children aged 8 – 13, The Festival introduces children to key bicycle handling skills necessary for safe riding, as well as correct helmet use, checking bicycles for mechanical problems, and preventing bicycle thefts. We will work with schools to be the primary delivery model.

Winter Workshops

Cycle Transitions is developing Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Skills Workshops to take place over the winter months. Be sure to subscribe to the website (see right hand column) to ensure that you receive email notifications of new programs and activities taking place.

Cycling Education Resources

Cycling Skills Guide:

Young Cyclist’s Guide :  


Safe Cycling Videos

There are three great videos available to view at the website on safe cycling.  You can view therm by clicking on the titles:

Helmets 101

Bike Handling Skills 101

Traffic Skills 101