A Smart Cycling On Bike class.
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
How to select, fit and inspect your bicycle
What to bring on a ride
Bike Handling Skills: Starting Stopping Scanning Signaling
Maneuvers to get you out of a jam: Quick stop, rock dodge, instant-turn
Best road positioning at intersections and mid-block
Riding on city streets and rural roads
Riding in Groups