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advanced course day 1
Transcript of advanced course day 1
Advance Your Ride
Cycling and the Law
Riding in adverse conditions
Getting read for a ride
ABC Quick check
Debrief and prep for tomorrow
See you tomorrow!
Passing on the right
Assertive vs Accommodative cycling
Right hand turns
Through intersections and
Clothing and bright colours
Rural road with shoulder
Rural road with no shoulder
Getting ready to ride
Group riding etiquette
1. Obey all laws
2. Warn when slowing or stopping unexpectedly
3. When stopped, indicate by putting at least one foot on the ground
4. Ride single file, maintain safe distances
5. Always be conscious of pedestrian activity especially at cross-walks and pedestrian controlled intersections
Ceding the lane vs Taking the lane
Ceding the Lane
Crossing multi-lane streets
Do you see the pedestrian?
Aware and Anticipating
Taking the Lane
Streetwise cycling skills course
Goals and Objectives
1. Increase understanding of how traffic law applies to cycling
2. Understand traffic theory relevant to urban cycling
3. Understand route planning, including different types of road infrastructure and how this impacts actual cycling safety
4. Apply and build practical urban cycling skills in a group ride setting
Course participants will:
Is it Legal?
Is it Safe?
Identifying road hazards
As near right as practicable
Pedestrian-style left turn
Riding in the snow or ice
Riding at night
Communication between riders
Distance between riders
Space yourself in pairs so motorists can pass two cyclists at a time
Cycling and the Law
1. Which is the following is
required on your bike?
A red rear reflector after dark
A white front light after dark
2. What does the MVA state regarding cyclists' hands on handlebars?
3. True or False - it is against the law to stand up to pedal while riding
4. What types of roadways are included when the MVA refers to a "highway"?
How well do you know what the BC Motor Vehicle Act states in regards to cycling on the road?
Reviewing the MVA
A person operating a bike has the same rights and duties as a person driving a car
Who uses daytime running lights? Be honest...
What else effects visibility?
When is it insufficient?
Riding in the rain
Four way stop
Riding in Crosswalks
Exception: elephants feet
to pass on the right:
• when you are in a bike lane
• when the vehicle is turning left or indicating a left turn
pass on the right:
• when traffic is moving
• when there is a street, driveway, or parking spot a car could be turning right into
• when there is less than 1.5 meters between traffic and the curb
Morning: Cycling theory and the Motor Vehicle Act
Afternoon: Bike skills, ABC quick check, Road Ride
Morning: Route planning, Cycling in Cities research
Afternoon: Group riding, Road Ride, Exam
Bike Right Certificate (optional)
Written exam on Day 2
1-1 road test