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advanced course day 1

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Advance Your Ride


Cycling and the Law
Course Theory
Traffic Theory
Riding in adverse conditions
Getting read for a ride

Lunch Break!
Meet outside

ABC Quick check
Cycling skills
Road Ride
Debrief and prep for tomorrow

See you tomorrow!

Stay Visible


Key Principles

Passing on the right

Assertive vs Accommodative cycling
Right hand turns
Through intersections and
destination positioning

Traffic Circles
Clothing and bright colours
Rural road with shoulder
Rural road with no shoulder
Cycling Gear

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
Vehicular left
When is
straight-line riding
Ceding the Lane
Left Turn
Right Turns

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?

Button-controlled intersections
Identifying road hazards
For example:
Stay Legal
Sidewalk riding
As near right as practicable
Traffic Theory
Pedestrian-style left turn
Inclement Weather
Riding in the snow or ice
Riding at night
Group Riding

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 bell
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...
Road positioning
What else effects visibility?
When is it insufficient?
Riding in the rain

Four way stop
Riding in Crosswalks

Maple Ridge
New West
Exception: elephants feet
It is
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

Bike Sense:
Course Overview
Day 1
Morning: Cycling theory and the Motor Vehicle Act
Afternoon: Bike skills, ABC quick check, Road Ride

Day 2
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
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