Bike Freedom (Ages 55+)
BikeSmart’s Freedom 55+ program is specially tailored for adult riders who are looking to make cycling a regular part of your life, or boost your confidence on your bike.
Whether you’re returning to cycling after years or seeking to enhance your biking skills, this course is for you.
The course builds on our standard adult curriculum with a comprehensive overview of traffic rules, cyclist rights, and essential responsibilities. Dive into a hands-on parking lot skills development session, where you’ll refine your bike handling abilities.
The course concludes with a 5-6km group ride, where you put your newfound knowledge and skills into action in a fun and practical way.
Join the BikeSmart Older Adults Course today and reignite your passion for cycling in a safe and supportive environment.
Participants should come prepared with the following:
Bicycle in good working order
Approved helmet that fits
Plenty of snacks and water for break time
Registration is offered through local rec centres, please see available offerings below.
No bike courses for now, but don’t pedal away your hopes – we’re gearing up for Spring 2024!
“This is an excellent course for beginning to intermediate-level riders. More experienced riders might also learn a thing or two! Great mix of classroom and on-bike practice.”
“I would encourage anyone who has not been on a bike for a number of years to take this course. It was well worth the time and price with useful information and friendly knowledgeable instructors. The practical skills on our bikes was a good challenge both physically and mentally. The best part was the group bike ride through the community where we practiced all the new skills we had just learnt. Well done Capital Bike Society! And thank you. I plan to take this course every year as a tune-up for my bike riding skills.”
“The Capital Bike Course is for everyone. Beginner cyclists can learn the rules and etiquette of the road and avid cyclists can get out of bad habits. This cycling course gave me confidence and skills to safely get my family and I around Victoria. We use our bikes significantly more than I did before. Considering the rising cost of gas and food, cycling is saving our family buckets! I’d highly recommend everyone, including drivers, take the Capital Bike course.
Instructors were kind, understanding, and very helpful. They didn’t make me feel silly nor talked down to beginners learning to bike. They always made us feel safe and heard. Very great listeners and speakers in the classroom and helpful tips and encouragement for practical riding outdoors.”