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Over 2500 Greater Victoria residents have participated in the Bike Skills courses developed by the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society (GVBTWS) in 1999. Whether biking to work, to shop, for recreation or health, cyclists of all ages report greater con dence riding in tra c and increased appreciation for proper communication and respect between car drivers and cyclists.
In 2016 we trained more than 200 adults, kids, and youth. Building on our relationship with the Intercultural Association of
Greater Victoria (ICA) and the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS), we also trained several new Canadians and refugees and held a Celebration Station at the ICA during
Bike to Work Days in the fall.
Combining theory and on-the-road training in full day and half day programs, these comprehensive, informative courses empower novice riders to make cycling
a regular part of their lives as well as help experienced riders  ne-tune their skills. Most students are amazed at how much they learn and how much fun they have while doing it

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