Traffic Skills Class

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Traffic Skills 101 Class

In order to further our club’s mission of education, Shawnee Trail Cycling Club is offering the opportunity to improve your cycling skills and knowledge.  Learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, some new on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.   The Traffic Skills 101 class is part of a curriculum offered by the League of American Bicyclists is being taught by our own League Certified Instructor (LCI), Greg Thurmond.

This class is delivered in two sections.  The first an online presentation that should answer most of the questions you have (and some you don't) to prepare you to get your bike on the road. This section has an open book exam at the end to test the knowledge you've gathered.  The second section is hands on, "on your bike" where you get to demonstrate your skills and get some great advice and help from our qualified instructor.

You can take Section 1 online now and attend any of the Section 2 sessions to complete your course requirements.

This is a GREAT way to get some additional knowledge for any of the wonderful rides you might have planned this year!

This two day class provides a wealth of information on its own, but is also a stepping stone requirement for anyone wishing to become a League Certified Instructor (LCI).  Each class is open to all and is limited to 10 participants – so be quick!

This class is recommended for all adults and children over the age of 14

Class Cost and Registration

The cost is $20 per person, and can be paid through our club store.

Register Here

Schedule

Traffic Skills Section 2, Sunday July 17 from Noon - 5:00pm.

Location

Section 2: CTEC Parking Lot.

 

Class Itinerary

Section 1 Online

The first day is all in the classroom, with topics including the Principles of Traffic Law, Bike Handling Skills and Traffic Skills.

Section 2 Noon-5:00pm

The second day is completely “on the bike”.  You will demonstrate, among other things, the ability to ride in a straight line, steer smoothly and look over the shoulder for traffic without wobbling.

You’ll learn the recommended method for:

  • selecting proper lane position for wide, normal and narrow lanes.
  • use correct hand signals to indicate intended movement
  • passing parked cars
  • riding and turning across intersections
  • rock dodge
  • instant turn
  • quick stop

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