Improve Your Riding & Inspire Others
Join Bike Cleveland for a host of educational opportunities in February, March, and April – and roll into spring and summer at full speed! We have classes to help build your confidence and understanding of riding on the road, and ways you can take that experience to the next level by teaching and inspiring others.
All of the following events take place at the Bike Cleveland HQ in Ohio City: 3000 Bridge Avenue, Suite 1 MAP
Become an LCI in 2020 || Tuesday, February 18 || 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Want to learn how to spread the joy of cycling in your community? This event is an Open House where you can:
* Meet new or familiar friends in the cycling community
* Learn the benefits of becoming a League Cycling Instructor
* Receive step-by-step instruction on how to register for the upcoming seminar (listed below).
Snacks & Refreshments will be provided. Cost: FREE || Reserve your spot on Facebook
Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101 || Sunday, February 23 || 1 PM – 5 PM
Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101 || Saturday, March 21 || 2 PM – 6 PM
Join us for Smart Cycling (Traffic Skills 101), a class for bicyclists who have some cycling experience but want to improve their skills. The workshop will start in the classroom for discussion about safe riding techniques, then we head to the parking lot to practice some on-bike skills. We will finish the workshop with a ride on local, low-traffic roads.
This course is a fast-paced class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. We will cover the basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.
You will learn how to:
Perform a bike safety check before each ride
Properly fit your bike helmet
Start riding efficiently
Stop with control
Ride in a straight line
Ride in proper lane position
Communicate effectively with others on the road
What to bring:
Bike in good working order
Helmet & Bike Lights
Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes
Water & Snacks
Children under 18 years of age not permitted
League Cycling Seminar || April 17 at 6 PM – Apr 19 at 9 PM
League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally.
Those interested in becoming an LCI must complete one of the Smart Cycling classes listed above first. To learn more about the next steps, and the costs and time involved – click through the the League Seminar page or view the Facebook event.