Bike Maintenance & Basic Repairs and CAN-BIKE 1 Sessions Being Offered



Bike Maintenance and Basic Repairs

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Weekend, Sat. June 6th – Sun. 7th

Old Post Office – Baddeck

These sessions are for individuals 15 years of age and older who are cycling

already and wanting to improve their skills and abilities.

During the 3-hr Bike Maintenance & Basic Repairs session given

on Saturday afternoon 1-4pm. Six participants maximum will

learn how to maintain and perform basic repairs on their own bicycle

Review: brakes, drive train, wheels & tires, flats, clean and lube.


CAN-BIKE 1 is a nationally approved Safe Cycling Program to give participants

more skills, knowledge as well as confidence which in turn heightens their

overall cycling enjoyment.

CAN-BIKE 1 is a 9-hr, 3 parts program:

1. In-Class: Sat. 6 to 9 pm

2. Parking Lot Skill Builder: 9am to noon.

3. On-the-road Confidence Builder: 1 – 4 pm.

We will go over many aspects of safe bicycling and introduce some new

concepts and information. For more information visit

This program is offered FREE to citizens of Victoria County.

Pre-registration is required.

Register: Cyndi Ingraham,

Office # (902) 295-3667

Presented by: Velo Cape Breton’s Jacques Coté, CB Instructor


Bike Maintenance & Basic Repairs:  $30. per participant (max. 6) CAN-BIKE 1 –  All three parts:  $50. per participant (max. 6) CAN-BIKE 1 – In-Class only:  $15. per participant (unlimited number)

Bicycling is a safe and fun way to get around.   With a few hours of instruction you can learn the skills  that will let you cycle with confidence.

The course consists of three separate sessions and includes both class room and outdoor instruction. You will learn the basic principles of safe cycling and you will develop the skills to drive your bike with precision and confidence.

Participants must be 15 years of age and older. You will need a helmet and bicycle in good working order.   See online registration below.

Limited number of seats available.

Part 1 – In-Class : The truth and techniques of traffic cycling (3 hours, 6pm to 9pm – Saturday June 6, 2015)

This session is given in the evening the day before the outdoors sessions.  Unlimited number of seats available.

*Equipment theory – know your bicycle, bike parts, how it works, selection, adjustment & fit, ABC Quick Check, basic maintenance. Gearing. Helmet fit.
*Traffic dynamics – MVPC, 5 basic principles, road positioning (laminates).
*Regulations. Riding conditions. Road hazards. Clothing. Energy requirements.

Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Parts 2 and 3

Part 2 and 3 will be conducted consecutively on Sunday and available to a maximum of 6 people only.

Part 2 – Outdoors : Control that bike! (3 hours – 9am to 12pm –  Sunday June 7, 2015)

This session is conducted in a parking lot. It consists of a set of progressive drills designed to increase your control and comfort handling the bike in various situations. Drills include:

*Straight Line Riding
*Shoulder Checking
*Rock Dodge
*Threshold braking
*Slalom Quick Turn
*Defensive Cycling techniques

Part 3 – Outdoors: Cycling on the urban and rural roads (3 hours – 1pm to 4 pm  –  Sunday June 7, 2015)

This session includes riding in some of the most intimidating road features (intersections, multi-lanes, left turns, merges, etc.) a cyclist might find in his/her travels. We will travel as a group at first, stopping often to survey and discuss the traffic dynamics and the best strategy for safe and easy passage at several locations

This outdoor sessions Parts 2 and 3  are available to those who participated in the In-Class.

Basic Bike Mechanic and Repairs –  Saturday June 6th, 2015 from 1 to 4pm.

The 3-hour session includes:

*   The one-minute ABC Quick Check
*   Air
*   Min and max pressure.  Recommended pressure.  Pumping Presta and Schrader valves.  Pumping with floor pump.  Pumping with small bike pump.
*   Brakes
*   Work on Caliper brakes (side pull & centre pull),  V-brakes,  Cantilever brakes,  disk brakes.
*   Adjust brakes for maximum efficiency and safety.  Cable length, centering.
*   Brake maintenance.  When and how to replace brake pads.
*   Drive Train
*   Bottom bracket, crank arms, pedals.
*   Front & Rear Derailleur adjustments.
*   Check for wear:  chain, rings, cogs.
*   Chain maintenance:  Clean & lube
*   Replace chain.
*   Wheels
*   Check for trueness.
*   How to dismount/remount front and rear wheels.
*   Flat repair.
*   Replace a tire.
*   Bike cleaning…
*   Minimum to carry on your bike

Pre-registration is required, fill-out the form below.

Registration Form
First & Last names
*Civic address
*City, Postal Code
*e-Mail address
Phone #
*Type of bicycle
*Hybrid/comfort bicycle (more upright riding position, straight handlebars)  Mountain bicycle  Road/racing bicycle with curved handlebars Riding experience *

How long have you been cycling?
Where do you ride most?
Approximate distance?
What motivates you to take this course/s.
Registering for:
* Bike Maintenance and Basic Repairs
CAN-BIKE 1 – ALL 3 Parts
CAN-BIKE 1 – Part 1 only (in-Class)

About Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator for the Municipality of the County of Victoria
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