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Become a CAN-BIKE Cycling Instructor

If you are passionate about cycling and interested in making a difference in the community, consider becoming a CAN-BIKE cycling instructor in the Community Cycling Education Program. Instructors will be responsible for providing expert cycling instruction, cycling skills assessment, and carrying out risk management in an on-road environment (to the level required by the CAN-BIKE national standard) while instructing all levels within the CAN-BIKE program.
All participants who are looking to become a certified instructor in the program, must complete the Advanced Cycling Skills training prerequisite and be recommended by the course conductor to participate in the Instructor Workshop. Cycling instructors in the program are compensated at a rate of $20/hr for all courses. If you are looking to hone your own cycling skills, become a community leader, and get paid to teach others – apply to become a CAN-BIKE Instructor today!

Responsibilities:

  • Provides experiential learning opportunities to both adults and children in all of the various courses of the CAN-BIKE curriculum
  • Ensures that students have an understanding of risk management procedures
  • adherence to completing all administrative tasks, including incident/accident forms
  • Instructs on strategies to limit falls in the bike handling skills practise sessions
  • Maintains a safe and supportive learning environment, ensuring that the skills being taught are appropriate for the skill level of the instructor candidates
  • Provides risk management techniques to adapt to changing road and weather conditions and the different levels of fitness of students
  • Co-ordinates with co-instructor(s) if applicable.
  • Establishes and maintains excellent relations with the public and all program staff
  • Demonstrates correct use of cycling safety equipment and procedures
  • Takes action to deal with incidents, problems, and emergencies in a responsible and appropriate manner
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions

Qualifications:

  • CAN-BIKE Instructor certification
  • CAN-BIKE Advanced Cycling Skills, with a recommendation for instructor training
  • Maintenance of CAN-BIKE Annual Membership
  • Must produce original current Emergency First Aid certification and up to date Police Background Check
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a bicycle in good working order, a bike bell, and a helmet that conforms to CSA, Snell, or ASTM standards

Our next course will take place Summer 2017. To submit an application, email a 1-page cover letter to CANBIKE@discoveryroutes.ca. Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in becoming a Community Cycling Education Program instructor in and around North Bay and detail any relevant teaching, cycling, and volunteer experience.