BikeSense has been written and reviewed by professional cycling skills instructors, cycling advocacy organizations, bicycle trained police officers and provincial authorities responsible for making and interpreting our traffic laws. We'd like to thank all of those who participated in the review and production of the manual. We hope this manual will help make our roads safer for all road-users alike.

This manual has relied heavily upon excellent cycling information already published in North America. The British Columbia Cycling Coalition would like to thank:

  • The Oregon Department of Transportation (Oregon Bicyclist's Manual)
  • The Toronto Cycling Committee (Cycling Skills)
  • Cycling British Columbia (Cycling BC 2000 Handbook)
  • The City of Calgary (Cycling Safety Handbook)

This manual condenses and paraphrases language in the BC Motor Vehicle Act (RSBC 1996). It also provides safety advice not included in the law. This manual is not a proper legal authority to cite and should not be relied upon in a court of law. In the event of a difference between material included in Bike Sense and the BC Motor Vehicle Act, the Act shall apply.

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia are not responsible for and accept no liability or responsibility of any kind for the information provided herein.

The BikeSense manual and this website are projects of the British Columbia Cycling Coalition and were produced by volunteers. We thank the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition for their years of great work in creating and advancing BikeSense.

Our address to send contributions or postal requests for BikeSense manuals is:

British Columbia Cycling Coalition
City Square PO Box 47104
15 555 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V5Z 3X7



Editor: Sara Stallard
Design & Production: George Allen
Illustrations: Tom Sutton and Joan McIntosh
Production Assistant: Dale Hitchcox
Additional Development: Bo Martin, John Luton, Norma Allison, Patrick O'Connor, Susanna Grimes, Allan Dunlop and Ray Hall.

Funding for the print manual has been provided by:

Capital Regional District    Robert W. Cameron Law Corporation   

Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition     British Columbia Cycling Coalition     Acheson Whitley Cameron, Barristers     TransLink   

Cycling BC     Orca Environmental     Government of British Columbia     British Columbia Cycling Coalition     Teldon Print Media