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Learn to E-Bike with confidence

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Learn to E-Bike with confidence

Adult E-Bike Cycle Skills L1 + 2 (For e-bikes only)
Limited spaces; max 12 participants
Date/Time: Tue 18th Jul 2023, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm NZST
Venue: Shift Hub, 176 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110

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The e-bike experience is for those who can ride a regular bike and would now like to practice e-bike handling skills. Perhaps you have been riding an e-bike for a while and just want to be better at it.

The course is an introduction to electric bikes and includes 2 hours of riding in an  court space before moving to shared paths and quiet local roads. It will help you get the most out of your e-bike so you can ride safer and longer.

The course content is tailored to cover the nuances of riding an e-bike on paths and the road.

Learn about what makes an e-bike different to a standard bike. Understand the controls and the motor, how to manage the power settings and make use of the gears. E-bike skills will include starting and stopping safely, turning, looking all around and signalling, stopping quickly with control, where to ride on the road, passing parked vehicles, how to move through intersections and more.

What you will learn:

  • Helmet fitting and a bike check
  • Introduction to an electric bike:
    • Understanding the controls, motor and the battery
    • How to operate the bike including gears. Differences in e-bike styles
    • E-Bike storage and security
    • E-Bike handling skills:
  • Getting on and off the bike
    • Starting and stopping
    • How to manoeuvre the bike with success
    • Practicing with different levels of assists and gears
    • Emergency braking
  • Guided ride on local cycling infrastructure
  • Shared path etiquette
  • An understanding of road signs and road rules and their relation to bike riders
  • How to ride on a shared path and quiet roads including:
    • positioning
    • passing side roads and parked cars
    • turning left/right into and out of intersections
    • travelling straight through an intersection
    • route planning
  • E-bike specific content such as:
    • Understanding what levels of assist/gears to use in different situations
    • using the bikes speed/power on the road
    • road positioning and taking the lane.

Meet your course facilitator, Buddy Meyer

Buddy Meyer is Adult cycling Educator for Western Bay of Plenty and is part of the Travel safe team at Tauranga Regional Council. He has been involved with cycle skills training for over 3 years. What he loves most about his job is passing on his own love, passion and knowledge for cycling, healthy/active lifestyle and well-being to others.  Born in Tauranga, Buddy knows his way around the city and is happy to share with others how to make the most of cycling in this region.

Limited spaces; max 12 participants

For more information, contact Marissa Nikora: marissa@priorityone.co.nz.


July 18, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Shift Hub
176 Cameron Road
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand
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