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Smart Cycling II: Skills Drills

  • Saturday, July 16, 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Santa Rosa Christian Church (back parking lot), 1315 Pacific Avenue (at North St.), Santa Rosa
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Smart Cycling II: 
Skills Drills 

Date/Time: Saturday, July 16, 9:00 to 11:00am

Location: Santa Rosa Christian Church (back parking lot)

Address: 1315 Pacific Avenue (at North St.), Santa Rosa

Class size limit: 16 people

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

Format: on-bicycle, on blacktop 

Course Description: This class focuses only on parking lot drills and is suitable for cyclists at all experience and pace levels. 

Participants will have opportunities to work on basic and intermediate handling skills and hazard avoidance skills.

The class will be taught by experienced instructors certified by the League of American Cyclists (LAB) and is based on the LAB Smart Cycling curriculum. The drills will be demonstrated and then participants will spend most of the class practicing and receiving feedback.

Course/Drill Content:

Basic handling skills include starting and stopping, looking over your shoulder, signaling and shifting. Also helmet fit and pre-ride bike safety check

Intermediate handling skills include signaling and looking over shoulder while maintaining a straight line; Maintaining a straight line while riding and “multi-tasking” (i.e. taking water bottle out of cage and drinking, checking pockets, etc.)

Hazard avoidance drills include Quick Stop (effective emergency stopping); Rock Dodge (last minute obstacle avoidance); Quick Turn (practice how to handle a situation where there is no time to brake, such as a car unexpectedly turning in front of you)

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