CAN-BIKE COURSE SCHEDULES AND DETAILS: Where: Monday Magazine Board room (Off Cormorant at Blanshard, in the side door. Please don't bring your bikes inside). Text Book: Effective Cycling (EC), fifth or sixth edition, by John Forester, The MIT Press. February 25: Class 1: 9:00 am - 12:00pm Classroom Session: Bicycle selection, sizing, inspection, and lubrication. Basic cycling skills and principles of traffic flow. Road: Cycling style, posture, cadence, etc. Riding on residential and minor arterial streets. Straight-line riding, dealing with parked cars, shoulder checking, signalling, yielding and maintaining right-of-way, turning. Reading: E.C.: chapters, 1, 2 pgs 6-28, 22, 26, 27, optional 5. Class 2: 12:30pm - 3:30pm Classroom: Tire repair. Where to ride on the roadway, lane changing, intersections. Film, "Effective Cycling." Road: Riding on minor arterial streets, changing lanes, signalling, proper intersection positions, turning-lane rules, etc. Emergency manoeuvres introduction. Readings: E.C.: 8, 29, 30, 31, 32, review 22. March 4 Class 3: 9:00am - 12:00pm Classroom: Brakes, cycling accidents, emergency manoeuvres. Optional film. Road: Riding on minor and major arterial roads. Emergency manoeuvres practice. Readings: E.C.: 3, 4, 13, 23, 28. Optional 36 Class 4: 12:30 - 3:30 Classroom: Gears and drive-train. Riding at night, in the rain, cold and heat. Keeping your body going. Avoiding straight-road hazards. Intersections, review. Road: Ride on downtown arterial, merges, diverges, unions, separation. Readings: E.C.: 14, 16, 17, 18, 33, 34, 35, review: 30, 32. March 11 Day Ride: 9:00am Meeting: Tillicum Mall upper level in front of the Brass Duck restaurant. Purpose: The importance of riding style and drinking and eating enough only become obvious after a number of hours in the saddle. The pace is relaxed and recreational, with planned stops. Overcoming fears of highway riding and hill climbing are also dealt with. Over the Malahat Drive to the Shawnigan Lake turnoff. Around the west side of the lake and lunch at The Galley restaurant. Continue through Cobble Hill and down to the Mill Bay ferry. Along Wallace Drive to West Saanich Road and down Interurban back to the Mall. Approximately 4 hours saddle time. March 18 Exam: Multiple choice exam: 40 questions, 1.5 hours to write and mark. Handling: Parking lot exercises. Road exam: 15 minute loop through downtown, two students at a time. Pass: 75% written 60% road and handling. Instructor level 80% over all. Certificates for participation and graduation are issued by the Canadian Cycling Association and can be picked up from the Instructor upon completion of all course requirements.