CAN-BIKE Courses & Information
CAN-BIKE is the only accredited program that teaches courses on cycling and riding safety. Courses are taught exclusively by instructors certified by the CAN-BIKE program.
Instructors are knowledgeable about the Highway Traffic Act and teach cycling skills such as anticipating traffic dynamics, recognising road hazards, and collision-avoidance techniques.
You and other employees, volunteers or representatives from an organization can access CAN-BIKE 2 training.
Step 1: Enroll in a public CAN-BIKE 2 course
- CAN-BIKE 2 is an 18 hour course taught over three or four days
- Students must have their own bike and helmet, as well as experience riding on arterial roads.
- Course listings can be found in the Parks and Recreation Toronto Fun Guide. A full schedule is also available on CAN-BIKE.
- The fee for this course is $106 for Toronto residents and $141 for non-residents.
- Registration is handled through Parks and Recreation. Please refer to Toronto Fun Guide or call 416-338-4386 for instructions.
Step 2: Nominate a CAN-BIKE instructor
Identify someone within your company or organization to become a CAN-BIKE instructor and then provide in-house instruction for your staff or volunteers. The company or organization must be able to provide insurance for the instructor and appropriate training facilities.
CAN-BIKE instructor requirements:
- Current Standard First Aid certificate.
- First Alert Training (provided by Parks and Recreation).
- A bicycle that complies with the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and approved helmet.
CAN-BIKE 2 certification
- Completed at a high level of proficiency – 80% written and 90% practical scores.
- Must be recommended by the Instructor.
- Display good organizational, people and leadership skills.
Completion of CAN-BIKE instructor workshop
- Completed at a high level of proficiency – 80% written and 90% practical score
- Must be recommended by the National Examiner.
CAN-BIKE instructor membership
After successful completion of the Instructor Workshop, instructors must fill out the Instructor Membership form. Membership costs $45. Once Cycling Canada receives the Membership Form, the Instructor will be sent details on next steps.
Instructors teach the following courses:
- Kids CAN-BIKE
- Adult Learn To Ride 1, Adult Learn To Ride 2
- CAN-BIKE 1, CAN-BIKE 2
- Cycling Freedom for Women
After successful completion of the Instructor Workshop, instructors must contact the CAN-BIKE National Office at 613-248-1353 or firstname.lastname@example.org and make arrangements to receive the appropriate CAN-BIKE handouts and forms for courses they teach.
The company or organization writes its own terms of employment for in-house instructors.
The City provides insurance for CAN-BIKE courses taught through Parks and Recreation and all handouts and forms for public courses.
As an instructor you can teach public courses in the spring, summer and fall months at $16.69 – $22.64/hr, which includes weekends and evening hours.
For more information please review individual postings from Parks, Forestry & Recreation. Jobs are posted seasonally, so if you do not see any CAN-Bike Instructor jobs posted, please check back on an ongoing basis.