Apply for free CAN-BIKE instructor training

We are looking for people who want to teach children how to ride their bikes safely. With funding from the Government of Ontario, Heart Niagara is pleased to offer CAN-BIKE Bike Rodeo instructor training for FREE. The total value of this training is $500. If you want 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!

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Apply today!

To apply for free training, email by May 20th. In your email, explain why you are interested in becoming an instructor and describe any relevant teaching, cycling and volunteer experience. Please also confirm your availability during school hours to teach at least three cycling courses a year.

Prerequisites for cycling instructor workshop:

  • Enthusiastic about cycling
  • Belief in the importance of lawful cycling
  • Community-minded
  • Interested in teaching children
  • Willing to learn and develop teaching as well as cycling skills
  • Committed to teaching cycling courses


  • 18-years of age or older
  • Functional bike that meets legal requirements
  • Helmet

About the course:

Instructor training is spread over two weekends at Heart Niagara in Niagara Falls (6017 Valley Way)/  Attendance is required on all days:

  • Friday, June 17, Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19,  Time:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 25, Time:  8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

The first weekend is a CAN-BIKE 2 course which teaches advanced cycling skills and fulfills the prerequisite for CAN-BIKE instructor training. The Bike Rodeo Instructor Workshop is on the following weekend. Successful participants will become nationally-certified instructors with CAN-BIKE and will be able to teach cycling classes to children. An additional session for free first aid/CPR training will be offered by Heart Niagara (date to be determined).

About teaching opportunities:

In partnership with Niagara Safety Village, instructors will receive opportunities to teach in elementary schools. Courses are team taught with an average of six students per instructor. We provide all equipment to set up the school course and pay instructors $20/hour for their teaching time. In September and October 2016 we plan to pilot four courses with local schools. We expect each course to take about two hours.

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