As a ‘Bike Boom’ sweeps through the California Coast these last few years, a major challenge has come up. Many new bicyclists and would-be cyclists lack the ‘street skills’ to safely and effectively ride with traffic. Heading against traffic, riding on the sidewalks, and unpredictable behavior at intersections not only frustrate motorists, but also often counter-intuitively put the cyclist right into harm’s way. Cyclists share the same rules and responsibilities as motorists, but traveling at different speeds than cars, and often being less visible on the road requires know-how and strong bike handling skills.
Bike SLO County and SBBIKE are dedicated to offer safe bicycling educational programs to all residents, independent of age, location, economic status, or language spoken, in order to support the development of safe and respectful road behaviors from both motorists and cyclists. To make some traction with this vision, SBBIKE is constantly recruiting and training instructors for after school programs, bike education during PE, summer cycling camps and adult programs. Bringing in the only nationally recognized training seminar for experienced cyclists to become instructors is an important accomplishment towards this goal.
On April 28-30, 2017, Ron Durgin, a coach from Los Angeles, will lead a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) training seminar for a group of experienced riders from San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton and Santa Barbara. Space is limited to 15 residents from Santa Barbara County or SLO County.
Interested in promoting safe bicycling in your community and in becoming an LCI?
Pre-register for the pre-requisite TS101 on Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25th taught by SBBIKE experts.
For questions, contact SBBIKE Education Director: [email protected]
For more info, go to the League of American Bicyclists website.