BikeDenver will host a Traffic Skills 101 bike commuting class at Bicycle Village Aurora (2802 S. Havana) 6-9pm Friday Jan. 29 and 9am-3pm Saturday Jan 30th. The class is open to the public and we are accepting registrants now.
Course Description: Traffic Skills 101 is a League of American Bicyclists (LAB) class that teaches cyclists the proven techniques they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The class covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. This fast-paced, nine-hour, insured certification course presents the tools you need via a half-classroom, and half on-bike experience to give you a full understanding and confidence in vehicular cycling.
The course will be taught by BikeDenver League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). LCIs are League of American Bicyclists (LAB) certified experts in bicycle education and safety. Traffic Skills 101 is a prerequisite for LAB Instructor classes. To learn more about the LAB Instructor Program, click here.
BikeDenver trainers certified 29 Traffic Skills 101 participants and 10 new LCI’s in 2009. Veteran instructor Eric Bunch will teach the class with two LCI assistants. Eric has instructed hundreds of adults and young adults as the lead instructor in nearly 20 LAB classes. (see photo below)
The course fee of $75 covers your manual and instructor fees.
Participants will need to bring their own bicycle (equipped with front light and rear reflector) and a helmet and be prepared to ride in cold weather.
Sessions will be held in the evening from 6-9pm on Friday, Jan. 29, and continue from 9am-3pm on Saturday, Jan 30th.
Refreshments will be provided. Please pack your own light lunch.
Bike parking is available outside the building.
Class size is limited to 15 to ensure a 5:1 Instructor ratio.
See the LAB website for additional detail on the Traffic Skills 101 class here.
Register by January 25nd to secure your place by contacting Instructor Eric Bunch- bunche(at)gmail.com or Piep van Heuven – piep(at)bikedenver.org.