Attending a cycling class?

Be sure to plan ahead.

Preparing in advance will make your course safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable. It will also help you get the most out of your training.

Please note: In the event of light rain, adult intermediate and advanced courses will continue as scheduled. Adult beginner and children’s courses are rescheduled in the event of rain. If the weather is unsuitable before the start of a course session, the instructor will call you to arrange an alternate time.

The primary focus of the Center for Cycling Education is the safety of our course participants. The CCE reserves the right to postpone or cancel any course if there is any possibility that the cyclists’ safety may be compromised, whether from weather or any other circumstance.

In advance of the course:

It is very important that you check your bike and helmet well in advance of the course.

What to bring to the course:


  • Your bike — well-tuned and in safe riding condition
  • Helmet — in good condition, and fitted for you
  • Cycling gloves *
  • Spare tube *
  • Tools and pump *

* If you have them


  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Rain pants or nylon shell
  • Layerable clothes (synthetics are best)
  • Spare clothing for in the classroom (or in case you get wet)
  • Bag lunch/snacks
  • Full water bottle(s)
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Pen or pencil, and paper.

Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of the scheduled course start, to give time to get settled in and complete paperwork. The course will involve learning a great deal of information in a short period of time, so starting on time is very important.

Some other tips:
Be sure to get a good night’s sleep before the class —you will need to be attentive and alert.
Drink enough water beforehand to stay hydrated.