Bike Santa Feis offering Smart Cycling, a bicycle safety course developed by the League of American Bicyclists, on 21 and 23 March, 2019. The instructors are certified by the League.

The class is designed for those who know how to ride, but would like to improve their safety, skill, and comfort riding in an urban environment, both on streets and multi-use trails. In addition to bike handling skills, we will emphasize proper traffic skills (e.g., lane positioning).

Prior to the start of the class, participants will take an online course at their convenience that includes written material and videos. Then, on the evening of 21 March (6 – 9 pm), we will hold the classroom portion of the course where we will review what was learned online, and also provide instruction on:

  • some basic bicycle maintenance (e.g., repairing a flat tire),
  • what to do (legally and otherwise) in the event of a bike crash, and
  • how to request and report bike infrastructure and maintenance needs.

There will be a written exam covering the online material.

On March 23, we will hold the on-bike portion of the class in the morning where we will practice skills in a parking lot. In the afternoon, we will ride  on city streets to implement all the skills that have been taught, both online and on-bike.

A bicycle in good working condition (e.g., brakes and shifters work) is required. Helmets are required for the on-bike portion of the class, and recommended to be brought to the classroom portion (so we can check the fit and instruct on proper adjustment).

Cost for the class is $30, which includes the cost of the instruction manual that the student may keep.

If you are interested, please contact Bike Santa Fe (bikesantafe@gmail.comor reply to this email) for details and registration information.

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