Whitehorse City Council

Bike Courses

Learn from the best!

Council offers a range of bicycle skills courses for Whitehorse residents to improve your riding skills and gain confidence.

🚲 Mums on Bikes

Dads and grandparents welcome too!

This program is for mums (or women, dads, grandparents) who have not ridden their bikes in a while and who are looking to gain confidence to get back on their bikes. It will also teach skills to ride with children.

The program runs for 3 weeks and you will need basic bike riding skills to participate.

When:
Fridays 19 and 26 October, 9.30am-11am
Friday 2 November, 9.30am-11.30am
Where:
Mont Albert Reserve, Mont Albert North (meet at the Mont Albert Pavilion)

Bring your helmet and roadworthy bike. Email Justine Girgin to book your place by 15 October - places will fill fast. The course is run by a professional instructor from Bikes@Work.

🚲 Bike Belles Bicycle Skills Program

Bike Belles is a bike skills program for teenage girls that aims to help them feel more comfortable on the road and inspired to ride a bike.

The course will be lead by two female AustCycle-accredited instructors and will build on bike handling skills and improving on-road riding awareness.

12-14 years old
When: 11 November
Bookings:  Bike Belles 12-14

15-18 years old
When: 18 November
Bookings:  Bike Belles 15-18

Where:
Meet at the Civic Centre in Nunawading
Max 7 participants per group


Other Courses

Here’s a description of the other courses that we regularly run. We’ve recently run courses in August 2018, and we’ll plan to run more in early 2019.

🚲 Novice Course for Adults

This course runs for 2.5 hours and is perfect for those who lack confidence on a bike, who are relatively new to riding or haven't ridden in many years. This course covers the correct riding technique and essential bike handling skills. It is conducted in a traffic-free area.

🚲 Intermediate Course for Adults

This course aims to build confidence when riding on paths and roads. Participants will learn about safety, road rules and practical techniques for riding safely on the road. The first part of this course is run in a traffic-free area, followed by an on-road ride in the local area.

All courses are run by AustCycle accredited instructors from Bikes@Work.

For more information about these courses or to register your interest, please contact Chris Hui on chris.hui@whitehorse.vic.gov.au or 9262 6134.