Safe Cycling for
E-bikes (Ages 16+)
The Safe Cycling for E-Bikes BikeSmart Program is your ticket to mastering eBiking and becoming a traffic cycling pro!
Designed with a blend of classroom instruction, parking lot practice, and on-road training that’ll get you feeling at ease on your eBike in no time! Learn the ins and outs of road rules and traffic safety specifically tailored for cyclists – essential knowledge for every eBiker. Capital Bike instructors will walk you through the various cycling routes and infrastructure in the Capital Region, helping you plan the safest and most enjoyable routes for your eBike adventures.
Get hands-on experience and hone your eBike handling skills in a non-traffic environment, and then put your newfound knowledge and skills to the test as you embark on a guided road ride through various traffic situations on local roads.
Free BC Rebate Skills Courses
Capital Bike, in partnership with the Province of BC’s new Electric Bike Rebate Program and HUB Cycling, is hosting a series of short safety courses for those interested in learning how to have fun on e-bikes on local roads and trails. You can either bring your own e-bike to one of our courses, our borrow one of ours for free.
Participants should come prepared with the following:
E-bikes fully charged and 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!
Workplaces and organizations looking to build E-Bike skills among their employees and members are encouraged to Contact Us to set up a customized E-Bike Course.
Online Cycling Course
Can’t make it to an in-person course? Enter to win one of two $500 gift cards to a bike shop of your choosing by completing HUB Cycling’s StreetWise Cycling Online Course, which now includes a new e-biking module. Learn more at StreetWise Cycling Online Course.
“My confidence on the bike has grown so much since taking the course; I am now riding on roadside bike lanes (instead of trails only) and growing my routes to include more areas as a result. I am able to look out for potential safety hazards and plan enjoyable routes with what I learned! Thank you to the helpful instructors – this course is an invaluable resource for new bikers.”
“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.”