If you’re like most adults, you probably learned how to ride a bicycle as a child.  You may have been taught by a friend or family member.  You probably learned on the sidewalk or in the grass.  It was likely a very informal affair.

Statistically speaking, you were probably not taught how to ride a bike in traffic.   In fact, you were probably warned to stay as far away from traffic as possible.  That’s not a knock on Mom and Dad.  They were teaching you what they thought you needed to know as a child.  But now you’re an adult, and if you’re serious about cycling you need to learn the things you were never taught way back then.

You never know when the bike lane will just end.  Smart Cycling teaches you how to handle situations like this.

You’ll also learn why this guy is riding in the most dangerous position possible.

That’s where I come in.  I’m a League of American Bicyclists’ Certified Cycling Instructor (LCI #4661).  I teach the League’s Smart Cycling curriculum.  Smart Cycling is a two day, nine hour course that includes time in the classroom as well as on the bike.   You’ll learn the risks and how to avoid them.  At the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to ride safely and with confidence in a variety of traffic conditions no matter how much or little experience you have.

I offer classes to individuals and small groups (up to four people).  The basic cost is $50 for the entire course and handouts.  The course is appropriate for high schoolers or adults of all ages.  If you’re interested in learning more, please complete the short form below and I’ll follow up with you.