Intro to group riding

This group is for new riders who want to learn how to ride with clipless pedals and become comfortable riding in traffic and with other cyclists in a group.

If this sounds like you, please contact Kristina to let her know you are interested in joining a group for 2024. Otherwise, this class will not be running for 2024. 

Contact Kristina to organize an Intro to Riding workshop for your club or business. Class sizes is limited to 12 participants (minimum of 5) and all types of bikes are permitted for this class. For safety reasons only electric bikes are not permitted, unless everyone is using an electric bike.

By the end of the six weeks you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to join any group ride or participate in an organized training workout on the road. 

Week #1: clipless pedals –  this session is mandatory unless you are already comfortable with this skill

Week #2: braking safely, bike handling skills, hand signals

Week: #3: climbing and gearing

Week #4: descending and cornering

Week #5: group riding etiquette and pace lines

Week: #6: putting it all together


This group will only be run on request.



start Locations

In the UBC area but change each week depending on the lesson that night


Depends on total number of participants in the group.


Clipless pedals

All riders must attend the first class or already be comfortable riding with clipless pedals. Click here to watch a video on which type of clipless pedals you should buy.

Frequently asked questions

Click here to view other common questions about pedals and other cycling related terms.


Owner and Head Coach of Kits Energy, Kristina Bangma, with over 13 years of experience transforming new riders into confident cyclists.

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Why choose Kits Energy?

We offer a unique club experience and training program that includes the following:

  • over 12 years of experience transforming new riders into experienced and confident cyclists
  • mid week group workouts with the same riders each week
  • guaranteed to be training with participants at a similar fitness level and riding experience (Kits Energy reserves the right to move riders if they register for the wrong group)
  • small group sizes (minimum of 5, maximum of 12)
  • the same NCCP certified Coach who knows you, your goals, your injuries, and riding ability
  • weekly newsletters full of tips and information to guide you on this new adventure
  • opportunity to move into more advanced levels each season
  • opportunity to purchase Kits Energy exclusive cycling kit