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

Mar: CycleWise for Novice riders (Nunawading)

Date: Sat 18 Mar (9.30-12 or 12.30-3).  Choose from one of two (AM & PM) short group courses, run over 2.5 hours in a traffic free environment at Whitehorse...

Mar/Apr/May: Bike Skills & Maint. (Maribyrnong)

Dates: various over Mar/Apr/May 2017, and run in Braybrook, Maidstone and Maribyrnong – choose from either a 5 hour bike skills session or a 2 hour basic bike maintenance...

Mar: Skills & Basic Maintenance (Glen Iris)

Dates: Sat 4th Mar (9.30-2.30pm, skills) & Wed 8th Mar (6.30-8.30pm maintenance).  City of Stonnington are offering these two courses for adult residents.  Both sessions will be run from...

Mar: CycleWise (Moonee Ponds)

Date: Sun 19 Mar (10am-3pm).   Cyclewise is an interactive, fun half-day course for adults to promote safe and confident bicycling around Moonee Valley. The five hour course mixes theory...

Mar & Apr: Skills & maintenance (Preston/Northcote)

Dates: various.  Sessions include “Back on the Bike”, “Urban Cycling” and “Basic bike Maintenance” and will be run in either Northcote, Preston and Thornbury. Darebin Council provide a range...

Feb & Mar: Bicycle skills courses (Balwyn)

Dates: 17th Feb & 17th Mar (11am start).  Brought to you by the City of Boroondara, Bikes@Work will run the following FREE courses for adult residents: Back on the...

Past Community Courses


Jan: Bike Tour Through Nature (Mordialloc)

Date: Thu 21 Jan (9.30-11.30am).  City of Kingston Council are inviting residents to join us on a leisurely guided...

Dec: Bike Safety Checks (Ripponlea)

Date: Sun 6th Dec (1-3pm).  We’re running free basic bike safety checks at the Ripponlea Village Street Party, in...

Nov: Basic Bike Maintenance (St Kilda East)

Date: Sun 29 Nov (10am-12pm).  Alma Road Community House are hosting a basic bike maintenance workshop.    Participants will learn...