Smart Cycling Richmond VA

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Smart Cycling Richmond VA

May 25, 2019 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

A Smart Cycling On Bike class.

Registration price: $25
Registration closes: May 23, 2019

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 May 6.  No separate registration needed.

Ages 14-17 welcome with participating parent or guardian. Proceeds minus costs donated to promote cycling.
Register by April 21 to receive complimentary 47 page Smart Cycling Manual at the May 6 classroom session.

Monday May 6, 2019:

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 Lecture/Discussion

Saturday May 25, 2019 

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM: Laurel Park Shopping Center Parking lot – Bike and Helmet check.

8:15 AM – 9:55 AM Practice basic handling skills and defensive driving maneuvers

10:00 PM – 12:30 PM: Road ride starting from Laurel Park Shopping Center Parking lot. Instructors ride along and give feedback as you put your new skills and knowledge into practice

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM optional written test to earn Smart Cycling (Formerly TS 101) Certificate

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

Laurel Park Shopping Center
2312 Hungary Rd
Richmond, VA 23228
United States

Offered by:

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

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