This is a past Event
Smart Biking August 2019
Smart Biking is an in-depth safety and skills course for urban bicycling
21–24 Aug 2019
Bike Easy Office 2100 Oretha Castle Haley
FREE – Registration required
Smart Biking — Adult Safety Classes
Cost: FREE, registration required
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.
WEDNESDAY, August 21st
Introductions, course overview, benefits of being an LCI
Classroom session: Bike selection, bike & helmet fit, bike handling, and basic mechanics – ABC Quick Check
Principles of traffic law, equipment, clothing and commuting
THURSDAY, August 22nd
Classroom session: Crash prevention and bike comfort
Outdoor drills practice
Neighborhood group practice ride
SATURDAY, August 24th
Outdoor drills practice and a neighborhood ride
Fixing a flat
Material review, test and LCI Seminar expectations
This Event is part of Bike Easy’s Community Bicycle Workshops Project.