Smart Cycling Richmond VA On-Bike

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Smart Cycling Richmond VA On-Bike

July 16, 2022 7:00 AM - July 17, 2022 10:00 AM

A Smart Cycling On Bike class.


Registration closes: June 28, 2022
Registration has ended for this event

Become a more confident cyclist by advancing your knowledge and skills for staying safe on a variety of road conditions. This class will teach you how to ride confidently in traffic! You will have the opportunity to practice what you learn in the classroom. Expect to refresh and expand your knowledge of traffic laws and the rights and responsibilities of cyclist on the road; learn 5 “layers of safety” that you can put to use on every ride (it’s not just about the helmet), learn emergency handling skills and riding techniques that can prevent motorists’ mistakes and allow you to avoid trouble, and much more!

You are required to also attend the classroom portion on June 27.  Please complete the free registration and attend that class.

Ages 14-17 welcome with participating parent or guardian. Proceeds minus costs donated to Virginia Bicycle Federation to promote cycling.
Monday June 27, 2022:
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Glen Allen Library Meeting Room 10501 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 - Arrive
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Glen Allen Library Meeting Room Lecture/Discussion

Saturday July 16, 2022
7:00 AM – 7:15 AM: Bike and Helmet check.
7:15 AM – 8:55 PM Practice basic handling skills and defensive driving maneuvers

Sunday July 17, 2022
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Road ride. Instructor ride along and give feedback as you put your new skills and knowledge into practice. 
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM: optional written test to earn Smart Cycling (Formerly TS 101) Certificate

Location and date/time subject to change.

Topics 

How to select, fit and inspect your bicycle 

Helmet Fit

What to bring on a ride  

Gearing 

Bike Handling Skills: Starting Stopping Scanning Signaling

Maneuvers to get you out of a jam: Quick stop, rock dodge, instant-turn

Traffic laws

Best road positioning at intersections and mid-block

Riding on city streets and rural roads

Riding in Groups

Location

Mary Munford Playground
201 Commonwealth Ave
Richmond, VA 23226

Offered by:

Eric Martin
martin4bike@gmail.com
(804) 402-3471
 
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