Smart Cycling for Recreation & Commuting
Want to become a bicycle friendly business? Want to encourage employee wellness and support the sustainability of the environment? This traffic skills course gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. However, course can be offered on-demand based on your location. Participants must have access to a working bicycle and properly fitted helmet.
The Smart Cycling curriculum is designed to develop confidence and competence of a bicycle rider. Participants will learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain and climates.
During the in-person component students will need to have a properly functioning bicycle and helmet. Students will participate in a 3-5 mile group ride and complete drills: starting/stopping, straight line/shifting, scanning, scan/signal/turn, quick stop, rock dodge, avoidance weave, and quick turn.
This course includes 10-hours of content with 4-hours of self-directed online learning, and full-day of in-person on-bike skills. The 4-hours of self-directed online learning will need to be completed prior to the in-person component. Next in-person event held at the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University's campus on August 13, 2021. $75 per participant.
Successful completion of this workshop will fulfill the prerequisite for the League Cycling Instructor Certification.
8:30- 9 am Check-in
9 am-10 am Introductions, Review of Online Learning
10 am-12 pm Parking Lot Drills
12-12:45 pm Lunch (bring your own)
12:45-1:45 pm Parking Lot Drills
1:45-2 pm Break
2 pm-3:15 pm Group Ride
3:15-3:30 pm Wrap-up
3:30-4 pm Optional Victory Lap, Extra Practice
Smart Cycling Manual included. Course lead by League Cycling Instructors: Angie Clark and Jordan Lutz.
If you’d like to learn more about the Smart Cycling class before registering, please join us for a complimentary information session via Zoom on Tuesday, July 27 at 12 pm to learn more about the content and how to prepare.