Friday, July 1, 2011

ACA Cycling Education Classes

If you'd like to feel more comfortable riding your bike out on Austin roads, then check out these classes offered by the Austin Cycling Association.

Cycling Traffic Skills 101 - Classroom.

This fast-paced, three-hour course prepares cyclists for vehicular cycling and is perfect for someone interested in commuting by bicycle, or starting to use a bicycle for recreational purposes. This course will teach you cycling specific traffic laws, and how to ride in traffic or on the trail safely, legally, and confidently. The course also covers bicycle selection and bicycle fit, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills, foul weather riding, night riding, and crash avoidance techniques; recommended for everyone age sixteen and up. The classroom session costs $30.

Cycling Traffic Skills 101 - On the Road.

If you would like to ride (or drive) your bicycle in traffic safely, legally, and confidently, this course is for you! Designed for cyclists with an understanding of vehicular cycling principles who have already taken the Traffic Skills 101 Classroom course; this five-hour course includes hands-on bicycle safety checks, a basic bicycle fit, fixing a flat, on-bike drills, and critical crash avoidance techniques. The on-road session costs $30 and the classroom session is a prerequisite and both sessions must be completed in order to receive a nationally-recognized certificate of completion for Traffic Skills 101.

See the Austin Cycling Association website for more details on Cycling Education Classes.


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