Time: May 16, 2010 from 10am to 3pm
Location: REI Schaumburg
Street: 1209 East Golf Road
City/Town: Schaumburg, IL 60173
Website or Map: http://www.bikeleague.org/cog…
Event Type: training
Organized By: David Simmons and Roman Myszczak
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2010
"Change the World...Ride your bike!"
Experience the enjoyment of bicycling for fun and exercise. Preserve the environment and save money by running errands by bike rather than by car. Whether you are a beginning cyclist, an experienced cyclist, or are returning to cycling after years away from it, you will learn useful skills in the Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 course.
The course will help you refine and refresh your cycling skills; to ride your bike confidently and safely for transportation, for fitness and recreation, in traffic and on trails. Learn to be visible and predictable, to ride between and through intersections, to ride in groups, and to avoid crashes. Bicycle safety checks, fixing flats, essential on-bike handling skills, traffic cycling skills, and crash avoidance techniques are all covered in this 2-day, 8-9 hour course. A student manual is included in the price of the class.
Minimum age is 16. Maximum class size is 12 students.
There are two classes as part of this course, May 13th and May 16th. Successful completion of both classes earns a Certificate of Completion from the League of American Bicyclists.
The mission of the League of American Bicyclists is "To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America."
Classroom Session - Thursday May 13th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
• Getting on a Bike and Keeping it Running
• Traffic Rules and Safety
On-Bike Session - Sunday May 16th from 10:00am to 3:00pm
• Essential Bike Handling Skills
• Emergency Maneuvers
• Cycling in Traffic