HOW 2 EBIKE

How2ebike is an electric bicycle rider training school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is dedicated to sharing the freedom and skills of e-biking with those who desire increased proficiency and safety when e-biking.

The courses at How2ebike are as distinct as their graduates, and focus on: collision avoidance, rider proficiency, road safety, ergonomics, maintenance, and the human factors of electric bicycling. 

E-bikes share more aspects than not with motorcycles, and the gap regarding safety training is obvious; How2ebike exists to bridge that gap by elegantly blending relevant bicycle and motorcycle operation.

Given the additional weight, speed, and possibility of injury when compared to bicycles, qualified e-bike training is a worthwhile investment in yourself.

1. E-bike Ergonomics & Maintenance Course

Basic Ergonomics

You will receive a basic bike fit on your electric bicycle with the level of adjustability that your e-bike allows at that time, along with notes on any other ergonomic parts or items you may consider.

  • Seat height, angle, and horizontal position
  • Handlebar height, width, and angle
  • Handlebar level angle and lateral positioning
  • Foot placement and pedal grip

Basic Maintenance

Maintenance:

  • Appropriate tire pressure to balance comfort and efficiency
  • Tire/tube puncture repair
  • Torquing fasteners
  • Removing wheels
  • E-bike specific cleaning
  • E-bike battery usage
  • General maintenance schedule for chains, belts, and internally geared hubs
  • General lubrication and when to use grease, oil, or anti-seize

Inspect for wear and tear of:

  • Frame
  • Tires
  • Tubes
  • Wheels
  • Chain
  • Brakes
  • Cables
  • Cassette
  • Chain rings
  • Bearings

​Repair/replacement of:

  • Tube tires and tubeless tires
  • Tire inner tubes
  • Final drive chain
  • Brake pads

2. E-bike Road Training Course

Road Safety

  • E-bike usage in your municipality
  • Using lanes/trails/paths
  • Preventing electric bicycle accidents
  • Predicting accidents
  • Helmets and certifications
  • Eyewear choice vs depth perception
  • Electric bicycle specific tires and inflation
  • Headlight and taillight selection
  • Basic road tools and repair kit
  • Route planning

Rider Proficiency

  • High speed steering, specific to electric bicycles
  • Low speed steering
  • Preventing knee injury
  • Front and rear weight balance Implications during braking
  • Body positioning
  • Contact points
  • Head and eye positioning
  • Lane positioning
  • Starting and stopping on steep hills
  • Escape routes
  • Signaling and lane changing order of operations
  • Intersections – Right tire track or left?
  • Stop signs – Where should I actually stop?

Collision Avoidance

  • Electric bicycle emergency braking
  • Swerving around an obstruction
  • Riding over an obstruction
  • What to do in a front or rear wheel e-bike skid
  • Brake lever application technique
  • How to use your head and eye position to decrease braking distance

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F.A.Q.

It’s the only way to ride! By using your e-bike, you will benefit the most while preforming collision avoidance on your own electric bicycle.

Let’s help you find a place to rent one!

Let’s ride that bicycle everywhere! I’ll also modify the courses appropriately!

Absolutely!

Certainly!

Without a doubt!

The E-bike Ergonomics & Maintenance course is $189 + GST.

The E-bike Road Training course covering road safety, rider proficiency, and collision avoidance is $189 + GST.

The Electric Bicycle Ergonomics & Maintenance course runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on any day you desire.

The Electric Bicycle Road Training course covering road safety, rider proficiency, and collision avoidance runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on any day you desire.

Only schedule the course you prefer. If you plan to do both courses, it would be ideal to complete the E-bike Ergonomics & Maintenance course first. This ensures your electric bicycle is ergonomically adjusted, and has your maintenance and repair items onboard for a day of riding during the E-bike Road Training course. 

Absolutely! Your instructor is qualified by Alberta Transportation to sign off on new motorcyclists who have successfully completed a qualifying training course (for insurance), and has done so for hundreds of them.

The courses are set up to be enjoyable, enlightening, and educational!