Cycling is a mode of transportation that is gaining popularity around the world. More and more cities and politicians are supporting cycling and infrastructure. Cycling in the city provides many benefits such as a healthy lifestyle, exercise, contributing less to CO2, social outings and many more. Join the movement and start cycling today. Here are a few tips on how to get started:

A family uses the Calgary downtown cycle track | The City of Calgary

The Beginner’s Guide to Cycling: 

  • Get a Bike! New or Used! there are plenty of bike shops that cater to your own needs in the city.
    • Ride a bike that fits
  • Make sure your bike is safe to ride. Consulting with your local bike mechanic is the best bet before you try your bike on a pathway or the street.
  • Be familiar with the laws and regulations of the City of Calgary. Check out Bike Calgary’s Information!
  • Make sure to buy the proper equipment before you start riding. Make sure to invest in a good Bike Light, Helmet and Bell.
  • Don’t wear headphones! It is safe to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Put lights on your bike: If you’re riding at night, you need lights for both the front and back of your bike. It is required by the City of Calgary to
  • Wear a helmet
  • Be responsible, be an ambassador and have fun!
  • Download the City of Calgary’s How to Guide: Here

The City of Calgary – Cycling Education Videos 

The City of Calgary – Roadway Laws & Etiquette

 

Extra Links: 

  • http://www.bicycling.com/training/beginners/ultimate-beginners-guide-bicycling