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Bicyle Safety Course

  • 09 May 2019
  • 11 May 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • 09 May 2019, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • 11 May 2019, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
  • Penfield Rec Center, 1985 Baird Rd, back parking lot

How much do you really know about safe riding?

We are excited to be able to offer a series of bicycle safety classes this year led by RBC Member, Lori Burch.  Lori is a Cycling Instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.  

Part 1 (Thursday, May 9, 7:00PM) will cover basic bike handling skills for the beginning cyclists or for those looking to improve their handling skills.  

Part 2 (Saturday, May 11, 1:00PM) will cover hazard avoidance skills as well as recommended gear for safe cycling.  

These will be hands-on, active participation classes, so bring your bike, rain jacket and your helmet!  Class size is limited to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 attendees. Sign up required.  As these parts are largely held outside, extreme weather will be a cause to reschedule.  

A registration fee of $25 is required when signing up.  Current RBC members will have this fee refunded upon completion of both parts of the Safety Class.  

Course Registration must be done through the Penfield Rec Website.

webtrac.penfield.org  (use the keyword search term "Bike") 

Part 1-  Improve your comfort level and confidence with riding on 2 wheels!  This is a hands-on, active participation cycling class so bring a helmet and your bike.  In this class participants will learn about and practice the following basic cycling skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

  • Proper bike and helmet fit
  • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
  • Effective starting and stopping
  • How to ride in a straight line
  • Basic shifting
  • How to “scan” (looking behind you) while moving
  • Proper signaling
  • Quick stop

Part 2-  Once you have mastered basic handling skills, the next step in riding a bike safely is to learn how to avoid common road hazards with ease. This is a hands-on active participation cycling class so bring a helmet and your bike.  In this class participants will learn about and practice the following skills in the safety of a closed parking lot:

  • Proper helmet fit
  • The ABC Quick Check for a safe ride
  • Quick Stop
  • Rock Dodge
  • Avoidance Weave
  • Quick Turn

Additionally participants will learn about recommended tools, accessories and equipment to carry with them when riding to keep the rider safe and prepared.


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