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Smart Cycling I: Handling and Street Skills

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition office & parking lot, 750 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.
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Smart Cycling I: Handling and Street Skills

Date/Time: Saturday July 11th, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition office & parking lot

Address: 750 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.
Class size limit: 12 people

Cost for participant: $5 Limited to SRCC members and subsidized by SRCC

Format: classroom and on-bicycle. On bicycle portion is on blacktop and on the road.

Course Description: This class targets A and A/B riders, but all are welcome and have the potential to benefit. The class includes classroom instruction, parking lot drills and a group ride. It is taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and is based on LAB's Smart Cycling curriculum. 

Course Content:
Classroom portion:

Principles of traffic law (including positioning within a lane)

Riding rural roads

·        Crash statistics, avoiding crashes, 5 steps of crash prevention

·        Group riding (including ride etiquette)

·        Open Q&A

Drill Portion:

·         Bike readiness Quick Check

·         Emergency stopping techniques

Group ride/on-road skills training course at A pace (including intersection positioning) 

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