Learn to cycle safely with Cycle Kingston workshops

Image via Cycle Kingston’s website.

This summer, Cycle Kingston is offering workshops for cyclists to learn the foundational skills for safe cycling. Three Savvy Cycling Workshops will take place this month, with the first happening today, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.

According to a release from Cycle Kingston, trained Cycling Ambassadors will be offering the workshops on Wednesdays – August 9, 16, and 23 – running from 12 to 3 p.m. Over three hours, cyclists will learn about vehicular cycling in a short in-class session, then will be led through a series of practical skills drills in a safe parking lot environment. And finally, students will have a chance to apply what they’ve learned by cycling through the streets of central Kingston.

“There’s nothing like learning in real time, so we get students in real-life on-road situations as soon as we feel they are ready. Students will feel comfortable riding on most residential and arterial roads in Kingston,” said Cycling Ambassador Kaan Sun.

Cycle Kingston noted that the program material is designed for youth ages 9 to 14, but the workshop is open to teens or adults of any age who would like to learn about the rules of the road for cyclists, traffic skills and important safety procedures.

“We suggest registering as a family, or a small group of friends,” added Kaan. “Then everyone learns together and supports each other.”

These events will take place at the Kingston Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, where Cycle Kingston is also offering Safe Cycling Circuits during the Sunday markets on Aug 13 and 27. Participants must register in advance for the Savvy Cycling Workshops and space is limited. The fee is $20 per person.

Visit www.cyclekingston.ca for more information and to register.

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