Communities across Ontario have different rules about young children riding on sidewalks while they learn to ride. Contact your local municipality for information about cycling by-laws.
Cycling and the Law
Ontario's Helmet Law
Safe Kids Canada
City of Toronto
Children under 10 years old should not ride
their bicycles in traffic. To be safe on-road
cyclists, good judgement and physical
coordination is required. Children under 10 lack
depth perception and the thinking skills required
to negotiate traffic. Proper adult supervision
Citizens for Safe Cycling
Kids CAN-BIKE courses
Ontario Cycling Association
City of Toronto CAN-BIKE
To be a confident cyclist, consider taking a CAN-BIKE cycling course for young cyclists and adults which will help boost your skills, safety and cycling pleasure. All instructors are fully accredited in CAN-BIKE, are knowledgeable about the Highway Traffic Act and have advanced cycling skills. Check with your local cycling organization or police service.