Archive for January, 2010

It’s been almost a year in the making, and I must apologize for not making it happen sooner, but bicycle education is finally happening in Tempe. On February 20th, 2010, 10am-3pm we will host a League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 Express course at The Bicycle Cellar.

What: This shortened* 5 hour comprehensive course taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified League Cycling Instructor will give you the confidence you need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers vehicular cycling concepts, equipment safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. A bicycle in working order & a helmet are required. Please come prepared to ride at least 5 miles, part of the hands on portion is parking lot drills and a road test. If you cannot afford to purchase a helmet, don’t worry, we will have free helmets the day of the course.

When: February 20th, 2010, 10am – 3pm
Where: The Bicycle Cellar @ Tempe Transportation Center
200 E. 5th Street, Tempe AZ 85281
@ the Veteran’s Way / College Avenue METRO stop
Why: So you can become a safer, more confident cyclist
Who: Presented by Tempe Bicycle Action Group & The Bicycle Cellar
$$$$: $10 payable the day of the course to cover student manual printing fees & venue cost, if you legitimately cannot afford this simply let us know and we can waive the fee.

Pre-registration is required, please do so here.

* The TS101 course is normally 9 hours long, we will be omitting certain material which we feel is best suited to individual learning or available from other local organizations, including:
“Bicycle Nomenclature/Selection/Fit”
“Bicycle Maintenance”
“Bicycle Clothing”

For additional information on the League of American Bicyclists and their education programs, visit http://www.bikeleague.org.

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