Bikes 101 Workshops

Bikes 101 is an introductory workshop series covering everything you need to know about cycling!  From the basics of bike maintenance, to instruction on best riding practices and key safety standards, this workshop series gives participants the tools to be practical and informed cyclists.

Booking your own Bikes 101 workshop!

You can book the Bike Co-op to present one or more of the Bikes 101 modules for your organization, club, staff or any group that wants to learn more about bikes!

We offer 7 comprehensive modules, which you can pick and choose, so that each workshop is tailored to your group.  The approximate run-time of each module is listed in the descriptions below.  We ask that you select a minimum of 2 modules (roughly a 30 minute presentation length).

To request a workshop, fill out the request form at  A staff member will be in touch within 3 business days to discuss the details of your request.  You can read up more on our individual modules below.

Happy riding!

Module 1: How to Buy a Used Bike

Overview: Tips on what bike is best suited to your needs and how to avoid picking a dud.

Runtime: Approx. 25 minutes

Module 2: Basics of Bike Maintenance

Overview: An introduction to basic bike maintenance and the three key things that all cyclists need to do regularly to keep their bike running safe and smooth.

Runtime: Approx. 25 minutes

Module 3: Cycling at UBC

Overview: Tips for getting around campus fast and efficiently and an overview of services available to cyclists and how to access them.

Runtime: Approx. 10 minutes

Module 4: Rules of the Road

Overview: An overview of cycling laws and bylaws in Vancouver and best practices for cycling in traffic.

Runtime: Approx. 20 minutes

Module 5: Infrastructure 101

Overview: A primer on the different types of cycling infrastructure and how to use them correctly and effectively.

Runtime: Approx. 15 minutes

Module 6: Commuting 101

Overview: Riding theory, tips and techniques to help make you a more efficient and confident rider so that you can commute every day!

Runtime: Approx. 25 minutes

Module 7: Touring 101

Overview: An introduction to travelling by bicycle, including route selection, packing your bike and tips to help you ride long distances in all types of weather.

Runtime: Can be done as a standalone workshop running approx. 1 hour, or an abridged version of approx. 20 minutes can be added to a standard Bikes 101 workshop package.