Are you intimidated by the way people who drive dominate the roads? Here is a new class that you have been waiting for!
Confident City Cycling (aka Traffic Skills 101 by the League of American Bicyclists) is a workshop for riders (age 16+) who know how to ride a bike, and are looking for instruction to build skills and confidence while learning more about traffic laws in California, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance. Educators interested in getting a certification from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) are encouraged/required to attend this pre-requisite class that covers the LAB curriculum taught in the schools and in the community.
Participants will understand their rights & responsibilities as a driver operating a bicycle safely and legally on public roadways. Most importantly, they will develop the ability to identify unsafe traffic situations and make decisions that can prevent crashes and collisions. A bicycle in good working condition and a helmet are required for the on-bike skills session on a parking lot and a group ride on the streets.
All participants or their guardians will need to complete and sign this Waiver in order to participate.
- When: Saturday, December 14th
- Time: 9:00-2:00pm
- Location: Bici Centro Santa Maria
- Cost: FREE.
- Need a loaner bike for the class, please contact Education Director
- Limited to 12 pre-registered participants
CHALLENGE & EDUCATE YOURSELF
* Check out educational videos and review California traffic laws HERE
FYI: Confident City Cycling is a pre-requisite for candidates looking for certification during an additional 30 hour LCI training seminar.
"Thank you for offering this workshop to the community! I attended with friends with differing levels of experience riding on city streets. We all learned new safety tips about how to ride comfortably in traffic and really quick check-up we can do to keep our bikes running smoothly. I most appreciated the short group ride on Santa Barbara streets because we talked about every intersection and road situation both before and after riding through them. Confident City Cycling is a terrific mix of classroom demonstrations, simple bike maintenance, and cycling."
—Kate Faulkner, president of the Channel Islands Bicycle Club
310 Oak St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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