League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling class
We are hosting a LAB Smart Cycling class over the weekend of May 20th and 21st!
Note: this class is a pre-requisite to the instructor certification offered by the League.
In cooperation with the Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club and their LCI Kathy Mills we’ll have class over two mornings to avoid the higher temperatures. Our President has offered space at his business near Broadway and the 101, just into Mesa, to reduce the class costs. Registration is $25 and is capped at 16 students.
Sign up at https://pmbc.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=943467&item_id=1963214&event_date_id=219772
What is the general principle for selecting a lane? Where should you ride in a narrow left turn only lane? Where do most bicycle-motor vehicle crashes occur? You want the skills and confidence to bike safely. The League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling program gives you the knowledge and resources you need to get out and ride! This curriculum offers in-depth details for new and experienced riders on how to ride more safely, confidently, and more often in various terrains and climates.
Besides learning where to ride on the road to avoid an accident, knowing how to ride safely also means knowing the laws, rules of the road, and principles of traffic law. It also means ensuring your bicycle is in good working order, how to share trails and sidewalks, and what to do in the event of a crash. This class consists of a 3-hour classroom training session as well as a 2-hour outdoor session, to practice your newly learned skills.
Saturday, 05/20/2023 7 am – 10:30 am AND
Sunday, 05/21/2023 7 am – 10:30 am
- Classroom training is Saturday morning
- Outdoor session is Sunday morning
- YOU MUST attend both sessions in order to complete the class
League Cycling Instructor Kathy Mills will be facilitating this course.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 5/18/2023 at 5pm so register early!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The class is geared for those 16 years of age and older. Any minor signing up must have a parent/guardian sign the release waiver.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email SmartCycling@pmbcaz.org for any questions.
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds are allowed. Your registration may be transferred to another individual if you are unable attend.
What does my training fee cover?
There are course materials that are purchased for the training. They are yours to take home after the class.
Do you have bicycles available to rent?
No, but there are several bicycle shops nearby. Locate them by using an internet search.