Community Training

Types of Training

This beginner course will help get riders ready to ride by improving their practical skills, building confidence and teaching strategies for riding safely on paths and roads. In a traffic-free area participants will learn about bike safety checks, bike control (including stopping, scanning, signalling and using gears) plus defensive cycling and communication techniques.
We run traffic-free + on-road skills and confidence training for a number of councils and community groups across Melbourne. These courses range in length from 4-5 hours depending on breaks and pace required.

Initial training is traffic-free (see 2 hour), and this is followed by an on-road ride in the local area. We will discuss and demonstrate techniques for riding on roundabouts, at intersections, on paths and in bike lanes – as well as those with no infrastructure. You’ll practice hook turns, crossing tram and train tracks and much more.

Maximum number of participants 7. If you’d like more information please request this using the Contact Us form, or to stay updated about new courses commissioned, follow us on Facebook.

This small group course enables parents to develop their own cycling skills and confidence so that not only can they pass this on to their child/ren but also essential for those who plan to ride on the footpath and with trailers, cargo bikes, tag-alongs, child seats or with children riding independently. The training gives parents confidence to determine when their child/ren are ready for the next stage, plus ideas for activities to allow child/ren to practice and demonstrate capability. Traffic-free + short on-road ride.
This popular workshop covers the basics of how to maintain a bicycle. The instructor uses her/his bike to demonstrate and advise on: bike fit, bike tools and parts, safety checks, puncture repair, tyre pressure, removing and replacing wheels and oiling the chain. Bikes optional.
We design tailored school holiday programs to enable children to build confidence, skills and awareness on their bike. The course will aim to teach a range of skills including preparation for riding, riding safely, safety checks, emergency stopping, using gears, scanning, signalling and riding on different surfaces as well as the footpath. It can also include road rules & signs and basic maintenance. The skills are taught through instruction, demonstration, practice, games and challenges.
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Upcoming Community Courses

Apr: Sch. holiday bike prog. ages 9-12: (Mont Albert)

Now in its fourth year, this 2 day course is for children aged 9 to 12 who are Whitehorse residents. The course is ideally suited to children that can...

Mar 2018: Novice & Intermediate (Nunawading)

Dates: Novice – Sat 17 Mar (9.30-12 or 12.30-3), Intermediate – Sat 24 Mar (10-3), courtesy of Whitehorse City Council. Novice – choose from one of two (AM &...

Mar-Apr 2018: Skills & maintenance (Boroondara)

Dates: various from 3rd Mar – 21st Apr. Sessions include “Back on the Bike”, “Urban Cycling Confidence”, “School holiday program for Teens” and “Interactive basic Bike Maintenance” and will...

Jan-Mar 2018: Skills & maintenance (Darebin)

Dates: from Jan to 17 Mar.  Group sessions include “Women on Wheels”, “Back on the Bike”, “Urban Cycling Confidence” and “Basic bike Maintenance” in Northcote/Preston.  Also, NEW to 2018...

Nov-Feb 2018: Bike Skills & Maint. (Maribyrnong)

Dates: various between Nov-Feb, in Yarraville, Footscray & Maribyrnong. Choose from either a 2.5hr or 5hr small group bike skills session or a 2 hour basic bike maintenance session....

Nov-Feb 2018: Basic bike maintenance (Knox)

Dates: Choose a course in either Wantirna South, Rowville, The Basin or Ferntree Gully. The basic bike maintenance course is a 2-hour demonstration workshop that will allow participants to...

Past Community Courses

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Oct: Seniors can cycle (Port Melbourne)

Date: Fri 14th Oct (10-3pm).  Suitable for novice and ‘lapsed’ riders to get the confidence and skills required for...
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Sep

Oct: Basic bike repair (Carnegie)

Date: Sun 16 Oct (10-12pm).  Glen Eira Council have commissioned this course to enable interested residents to learn the...
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Sep

Sept-Nov: Bike skills & maintenance (Darebin)

Choose from a variety of 8 different courses in Northcote, Preston and Reservoir this Spring/Summer 2016.  Courses include: “Back...