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Smart Biking August 2019

Smart Biking is an in-depth safety and skills course for urban bicycling

When

21–24 Aug 2019

Where

Bike Easy Office 2100 Oretha Castle Haley

Cost

Details

Smart Biking — Adult Safety Classes

Cost: FREE, registration required

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Smart Biking is a free course designed to help anyone feel comfortable safely riding a bike in traffic.

Upon completion of both sessions, a Smart Biking certificate will be awarded, and participants will eligible to join our team of paid bike safety education volunteers, as well as become eligible to go on to take the LCI seminar to be able to work for Bike Easy as a League Certified Instructor.

Topics covered include: Choosing a bike, adjusting the bike, maintenance, clothing/gear, rules of the road, handling basics, shifting gears, where to ride, infrastructure, crashes and hazards, night riding, rural riding, drive train maintenance, riding with a group, sharing paths and trails, inclement weather, night riding, rural riding, flat fixing.

The class will take place in three sessions: Wednesday, August 21 5:30-7: 30 pm, Thursday, August 22 5:30-7: 30 pm, and Saturday, August 24 11am-4pm. at Bike Easy, 2100 O.C. Haley Blvd.

You have the option of attending only session one but must complete session one and two before attending session three. Upon completion of both sessions a Smart Biking certificate will be awarded and participants will be eligible to take the League Certified Instructor Seminar as well as work as Bike Easy Bike Safety Volunteers.

Agenda:

SESSION 1

WEDNESDAY, August 21st

5:30-5:45
Introductions, course overview, benefits of being an LCI

5:45-6:30
Classroom session: Bike selection, bike & helmet fit, bike handling, and basic mechanics – ABC Quick Check

6:30-7:30
Principles of traffic law, equipment, clothing and commuting

SESSION 2

THURSDAY, August 22nd

5:30-6
Classroom session: Crash prevention and bike comfort

6:00-7:00
Outdoor drills practice

7-7:30
Neighborhood group practice ride

SESSION 3

SATURDAY, August 24th

11:00-1:00
Outdoor drills practice and a neighborhood ride

1:00-1:30
Lunch/break

1:30-2:00
Fixing a flat

2:00-4:00
Material review, test and LCI Seminar expectations

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This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Community Bicycle Workshops Project.

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