Our Instructors

Leanne Coward


I like to help other cycle safer in Thunder Bay. Cycling is fun and healthy for individuals and good for the environment.Feeling confident and safe while cycling only adds to the enjoyment. 

I have been cycling since I was eight years old. I have been a cycling commuter now for over a decade and love helping others find confidence to ride anywhere! 

I like being on multi-use pathways with my young family!



Ken Shields


I decided to become an instructor for Safe Cycling Thunder Bay to encourage people to just bike! 

I like seeing people's skills raised so quickly, within a couple of hours, using the proven Safe Cycling methods. It is so gratifying to see them get more comfortable on the streets!

I mostly ride in Thunder Bay, commuting, shopping and visiting, and also ride some recreational trails, time permitting. We have a tandem so my wife and I can have fun while shopping around town with a bike trailer. 



Ashley Stokkermans


I really love biking and have a passion for cycling safety. I became an instructor because I wanted to be able to assist other cyclists in feeling more comfortable and competent on their bikes.

I have been cycling since the age of three. For eight years, I lived on the west coast and taught budding cyclists to ride a bike and  also raced downhill mountain bikes. I love teaching all safe cycling courses, but my favourite is level 4.

I mostly ride on the road these days, but my favourite place to ride is Shuniah Mines.