Get the most out of your bicycle by taking advantage of learning opportunities from us and our partners. Whether you’re looking for basic bicycle riding instruction, maintenance skills, winter riding tips, or looking to gain confidence riding on city streets, we have ongoing opportunities to help you get the skills you need.
You can find our upcoming events here. Additional learning opportunities can be found through contacting Bicycle Nova Scotia’s list of Can-Bike instructors, MEC, the Dal Bike Centre, Bike Again, and the Halifax Regional Municipality. These organizations have events on a regular basis – please see their websites for the latest events and registration information.
The Halifax Cycling Coalition in partnership with Making Tracks offers Urban Cycling 101 courses bi-weekly in the spring, summer, and fall. We teach you all of the basics for getting comfortable on your bike and then we head out to a nearby parking lot to practice on our bikes. You need to bring your bike with you, and if you don’t have one just let us know in advance and we can arrange a rental bike for a fee. Upcoming courses will be posted on our events page. Courses may be delivered differently in 2020 due to COVID-19 public health requirements.
If you would like to schedule a private session for your workplace or community group, please contact us. We provide Lunch & Learn opportunities for you and your colleagues to gain the skills needed to ride in Halifax. Get in touch for pricing and availability.
You already have the skills, and the time. But your apartment has no room for tools, or your house is far away and you need to adjust your brakes. Check out Halifax’s growing network of public bicycle repair stands, which include tools and pumps, and are publicly accessible 24/7. There are also free community repair centres with tools to use and mechanics to answer questions at Bike Again and the Dal Bike Centre.
Moutain Equipment Co-op has put together lots of “how-to” guides for your bike. Check them out!