Bike safety sought

The City of Vernon is hosting bike skills and safety courses in preparation for the Bike to School and Work campaign.

The City of Vernon is hosting bike skills and safety courses in preparation for the Bike to School and Work campaign.

All courses are taught by a certified CanBike instructor and emphasize why and where most collisions occur, physical skills needed to negotiate traffic safely, five traffic principles and the most common errors cyclists make.

“Even the experienced cyclists can improve their awareness of how to avoid a collision,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the city’s communications officer.

The cost of the course is $20 plus GST. The courses are held at city hall and the available dates are May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. As class size is limited to 10 cyclists per class, pre-registration is necessary. Participants are asked to bring their own bike, helmet, water bottle, lock, lunch, snacks, a notepad and pen.

For more information or to register, visit biketowork.ca/north-okanagan, call 250-550-3634 or e-mail csbrecetion@vernon.ca.