Traffic Skills 101 for cyclists

bike pedal mediumBikeatoga is sponsoring a "Traffic Skills 101" course for cyclists this summer at the Saratoga Springs Regional YMCA. Class blurbage

Traffic Skills 101 is designed to develop individual's knowledge and expertise in the craft and science of bicycling-- the ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions. This course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. The instructor for this course is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and has years of experience and training.

The class is July 20, July 27, and August 10 from 6-9 pm. It's $25 per person, and each person needs a bike, helmet, and lock. Pre-registration is required: Claire Nolan at 518-209-6477 or cbnolou@gmail.com.

Also this summer, there will be a class for people would like become instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. It's at UAlbany this August 19-21. It's $300.

Comments

$300 to teach someone how to use common sense on a bicycle? Seriously?? There are driver's ed classes that cost less.

Here's your course-it's free!
http://nybc.net/a-summary-of-ny-state-bike-laws/

There's a sucker born every minute.

Someone needs to works on their reading comprehension.

$25 for the class, $300 to get certified to TEACH the class.

Ummm Zed he did say "teach." That is SS' THIRD word so yes $300 to learn to teach is crazy.

Woops, Didn't see the $25 in the middle. Makes a whole lot more sense. Thanks Zed Fecten aka Mr. Condescending

How is $300 for teacher training crazy? That doesn't even seem marginally steep to me.

The Traffic Skills 101 course is excellent. I took the class several years ago and it gave me the confidence I needed to ride a bicycle on city streets. It is a whole lot more than how to ride a bike and common sense. It is a 9 hour training that includes the rules of the road (bicycles are a vehicle), avoiding hazards, basic bike maintenance, as well as practice rides and a written and riding test. I certainly would like such an instructor to be trained and certified before teaching such a course.

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