Traffic Skills

This is the easiest way we’ve found to help anyone to not crash their bike: once a month we have a brief discussion and slide show about how bike crashes happen, and then go for a ride to see how to avoid them.

Based on the League of American Bicyclists’ Ride Smart program, this is a short version of their 9 hour Traffic Skills 101 course (but without the written and on-road tests, or certificate of completion), so we cover just the basics of what everyone needs to know to ride safely and comfortably in traffic. This includes:

  • Traffic laws for cyclists
  • Causes of accidents,
  • Practicing essential handling skills in a closed lot
  • A short ride to look at how to handle different traffic situations

Follow this link to learn more and sign up for the traffic skills ride!

We will notify you in case class is cancelled — which will happen if there are not at least three students signed up by the Wednesday before the class — and email a reminder and some class-preparation information two days before your class.