Cycling Coalition is the squeaky wheel

Cyclists who have concerns about local cycling routes and cycling safety won’t want to miss a special event being held by the Oceanside Cycling Coalition this month.

  • Oct. 11, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Cycling is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Cycling is part of a healthy lifestyle.

QUALICUM BEACH — Cyclists who have concerns about local cycling routes and cycling safety won’t want to miss a special event being held by the Oceanside Cycling Coalition this month.

The group’s general public meeting, slated to be held at 7 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 19 at the Qualicum Beach Rotary House, will discuss local cycling routes and designing them. The group has also sent out an online survey at their website, oceansidecyclingcoalition.yolasite.com. Anyone who completes the survey by Oct. 12 will be eligible for a draw for gift certificates donated by Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and La Boulange Bakery.

On Sat., Oct. 29, the coalition plans to hold a Canadian Cycling Association Can Bike Level 1 Safe Cycling course.

CAN-BIKE 1 is for ages 14 and older and offers eight hours of skill and knowledge development in defensive cycling for commuter and recreational cyclists.

The course costs $20 for OCC members and $30 for non-members. To register, go to the OCC website, click on the courses page, download the registration form and drop off your completed registration form along with full payment at Island Cycle, located at 114 Hirst Street in Parksville or Head Over Wheels at 130 W. 2nd Ave. in Qualicum Beach.

To Join OCC, go to the membership page on the website, download the completed form and your payment and drop them off at Arrowsmith Bikes, Head Over Wheels, Island Cycle or Outsider, The Outdoors Store.

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