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Safe Cycling Thunder Bay

Cycling courses for all ages and abilities!

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Become an Instructor 


We are looking for great people who want to teach others how to ride safely. Join our fantastic team of 30 certified cycling instructors!  With funding from the City of Thunder Bay, we are proud to offer CAN-BIKE Bike Rodeo instructor training free of cost. The total value of these courses is $1,000.

Our instructors provide an invaluable service to our community. They help citizens learn how to ride knowledgeably and confidently. They help make our roads safer for all users. They set the standard for cycling skill and etiquette.

If you are looking to develop an important skillset, be a community leader, and get paid to teach cycling courses, apply to become a CAN-BIKE Bike Rodeo instructor today!

For information about future opportunities, email EcoSuperior%23org|Caroline. Our next course will begin in April 2018 or 2019. 

 

Prerequisites for Instructor Workshop

  • Enthusiastic about cyclingimage

  • Belief in the importance of lawful cycling

  • Community-minded

  • Interested in teaching

  • Willing to learn and develop teaching as well as cycling skills

  • Committed to teaching cycling courses

 Requirements

  • imageMust be 18 years of age or older
  • A functional bike that meets legal requirements
  • Helmet 
  • First Aid must be obtained in order to teach. Emergency First Aid is the minimum requirement. 
  • A CAN-BIKE Instructor membership ($45) must be obtained following successful completion or the course.

 About the course

Successful participants will become nationally-certified instructors with CAN-BIKE and will be able to teach cycling classes. 

About teaching opportunities

We provide our instructors with the support that they need by offering opportunities to improve their skill sets and receive mentorship. The first section of the instructor training is skills-focused, so everyone in the course will be able to improve any weak points well before they begin teaching. New instructors are mentored for the first year that they teach, and they deliver give courses alone until they are very comfortable. Even for experienced instructors, most courses are team taught.

Instuctors can make their own hours: some instructors teach a handful of courses each year, while other instructors take on more courses.

The number of courses offered each week varies. May and June tend to have the most teaching opportunities, with up to 12 courses offered in a week. The busiest times occur during Bike Month in elementary schools (June), when we require as many instructors as possible to teach in classrooms. July, August, and September are slower, and 2-5 courses tend to be offered each week.  On average, courses last 2-4 hours. Instructors earn $20/hour.

 Course dates

The next course will begin in April 2018 or 2019. 

Interested?

Contact EcoSuperior%23org|Caroline or 624-2144 for information about future opportunities. 

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