Posted on Mar 27, 2011 | 0 comments
League Cycling Instructor Jim Bruce welcomes beginner and experienced bicyclists, 16 and up, to Traffic Skills 101. The two-part course starts Friday, April 1, at 6 pm at the MEMS Training Center at Garland and Harrison Streets in Conway. Traffic Skills 101 is part of The Smart Cycling program, a nationwide effort to give adults and children the training they need to operate a bike safely and legally on most city streets. This fast-paced course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling and is required for those wishing to become instructors themselves.
Traffic Skills 101 is taught by League Cycling Instructors, or LCIs, certified by the League of American Bicyclists and designed to give cyclists the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to confidently and safely share the road or trail. The course covers relevant traffic laws, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, crash avoidance techniques, and some practice of riding in traffic. The first part, on Friday, April 1, from 6 until 9:30 pm, is classroom work based on a textbook included in the price of the course. The second part, on Saturday, April 2, from 9 am until 2 pm, is outside where we will be doing non-strenuous drills in the parking lot and a supervised, slow-ride on nearby streets. The class concludes with an open-book, written exam. The class will be held at the MEMS Training Center at the NW corner of Garland and Harrison Streets in Conway.
To register for Traffic Skills 101, please contact Jim Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 327-4672. The course fee includes all instructional materials, e.g., a 34-page manual, and is $20 for CAB members or $45 for non-members but includes a year’s membership in Conway Advocates for Bicycling. All revenue from fees is donated directly to CAB. All participants must have helmets and working bicycles which they know how to ride.