CAN-BIKE Graduates Now Ready to Pay It Forward
HCIA’s Trails Working Group is proud to announce the graduates for the 2012/2013 CAN-BIKE Instructor Certification Program. CAN-BIKE is a program of the Canadian Cycling Association that develops the focus of cyclists’ attention in three areas:
- Traffic theory
- Skill development
- Use of theory and bicycle handling skills in on road conditions.
Our local CAN-BIKE Instructors are now certified and eager to “pay it forward” by teaching workshops to area residents over the next two years. Our volunteer graduates are available and inspired to help develop a culture of safe cycling throughout the Headwaters by improving cyclists’ skills, and confidence on a bicycle. Community groups and organizations interested in hosting a CAN-BIKE Safe Cycling Workshop are encouraged to contact individual instructors directly to explore their availability.
Pump up the Bike Tires and put the Helmets on! August 10 Safety workshop
On August 10 the Trails working group has scheduled a CAN-BIKE safety workshop scheduled for Mono at the Monora Park pavilion. This event is being organized by super cyclist and CAN-BIKE certified volunteer Jacqueline Fulham. Check out her bio below and contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the details on the event and sign up today ->
Learn more about the CAN-BIKE Program
The Cycling Canada’s CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses on all aspects of cycling safely and enjoyably on the road. Program development is coordinated through two national committees. Course delivery and administration takes place through CAN-BIKE Delivery Agents, such as provincial and territorial cycling associations, regional instructor committees, community associations, municipal departments, service groups and the efforts of individual instructors.
Headwaters Region Certified CAN-BIKE Instructors
Email address: jamesCANBIKE@gmail.com
James Herman is the CAN-BIKE National Examiner and has been riding a bike since 1952. He has ridden throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Most of the time James prefers teaching adults to become cycling instructors however he enjoys teaching cyclists of all ages to be skilled and safe riders.
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Jacqueline is an experienced and avid cyclist who has cycled from the West Coast to Ontario. She used to cycle-commute all year when she lived in Hamilton. We are happy to report that Jacqueline now lives in our area. She enjoys mountain biking, and road touring.
Jacqueline says that “cycling is a great form of transportation” and she wants to help others feel safe riding on roads and in traffic.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean O’Keefe began cycling 5 years ago and developed a passion for the sport. He loves the freedom of being outdoors cycling rather than behind the wheel of a car.
Sean has participated in a number of endurance events including the Suburu triathlon series. He is looking forward to teaching kids safety instruction, learn to bike programs for all ages and CAN-BIKE instruction.
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Cathy is an experienced long distance tour rider and has cycled in the Ride 4 the Heart fundraiser for 21 years. She likes cycling for fitness and recreation and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of cycling with women of all ages so they will feel comfortable and safe on any road.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Smith-Bull wants to see more people cycling and doing it safely. She is an advocate for communities becoming bike-friendly and knows that if more people cycle then more communities will be asked to be bike-friendly. She is looking forward to sharing her love of safe cycling with others in a CAN-BIKE kids carnival, and CAN-BIKE 1 for women.
Scott McDonald is an avid road cyclist having completed 2 century rides. He has participated in many cycling events throughout Ontario and is ready to pass on his knowledge to fellow cyclists in local cycling communities. He would like to assist in the kids can bike program, adult learn to ride, and CAN-BIKE workshops and programs.
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Ralph has ridden bikes recreationally since childhood and joined a weekly road bike riding group in 2011. We ride 60 -70 km weekly around Caledon and Dufferin. Last year I raced last year in the Half Centurion and one of my sons is a Cat II competitive cycling racer.
He is an experienced teacher and educator and currently the head coach of the Island Lake Rowing Club. Ralph enjoys taking on new activities and challenges so he is a natural to help others develop new skills on their bikes. He is open to teaching any cycling course or workshop.
Email address: Neilly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Neilly has over 10 years experience as a elite mountain bike racer. He is a certified bike mechanic and manager in the biking industry. Mike wants to bring the foundation of cycling safety to local communities to help them enjoy and promote the sport. He would like an opportunity to instruct Learn 2 Ride, and CAN-BIKE 1 and 2.
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Don Coats is an avid cyclist who is a member of the Caledon Hills Cycling Club. He loves to promote the sport whenever and wherever he can. He is looking forward to teaching riders cycling safety and seeing their progress. He would like to instruct in Adult Learn to Ride, Kids Learn to Ride and CAN-BIKE 1 programs.
Email address: Mwatson606@gmail.com
Mike enjoys everything about the sport of cycling. He welcomes the opportunity to meet people of all ages to help them learn balance and co-ordination. Mike knows that if people feel safe and confident on their bikes they will ride more often.
He would like to help teach road safety to all ages, CAN-BIKE 1 & 2 skills testing and cycling balance and coordination workshops and programs.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne spent 10 years racing bikes on indoor tracks. His father was an indoor track frame builder. Wayne now cycles for enjoyment and wants to encourage others in bike handling skills and safety. He can teach all ages but is looking forward to assisting people ages 60+ years.