Get the most out of cycling in HRM by taking advantage of learning opportunities and research about all things cycling-related. 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. We also have partnerships with researchers studying cycling in HRM, at the Halifax Bike Lab, and Simon Fraser University and we help to share the results of their research with the community.
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 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, you can rent a bike from Halifax Cycles or I Heart Bikes. Upcoming courses will be posted on our events page. We are adapting courses to follow public health guidelines related to COVID-19.
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 centers with tools to use and mechanics to answer questions at Bike Again and the Dal Bike Centre.
Mountain Equipment Co-op “how-to” guides for cycling:
Mobility Equity Resources:
Atlantic Active Alliance Resources: