Smart Cycling 101 Class

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Smart Cycling 101 Class

30.00

Led by League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructors, you will learn valuable lessons to keep you riding safe and smart in nearly any condition. Our instructors are from the Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School Program and Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and all hold LCI certificates.


The first part of the day in the classroom will cover:

  • Bike/Helmet fit
  • Safety tips for riding in traffic and in special bicycle facilities, such as green boxes, buffered bike lanes and multi-use paths.
  • Techniques for navigating road hazards and using emergency maneuvers 
  • Idaho Bike/Traffic laws and your legal rights/responsibilities

The second half of the day will be on bike and will cover:

  • On bike emergency handling
  • Riding through all types of street features
  • Making left/right turns in traffic on streets with and without bike lanes
  • ABC quick check and minor repair tips such as flat fixes, quick fixes and tool kit "must haves."

Cost of the course is $30 and you will leave with the League Smart Cycling manual and a sense of confidence you might not have had before.

Please dress for the weather, we will hold this class rain or shine. 
Bring:

  • Bicycle you ride the most
  • Lock/Helmet/something to carry your supplies/Lights for your trip home
  • Lunch and water. We will provide light snacks in the classroom
  • Your want to learn and willingness to try

Please note, this is at the Metro Office of the Treasure Valley YMCA in downtown Boise. Parking is in the lot just east of the building.

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A form will be emailed to you, please provide current email and phone number.