Smart Cycling Classes

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Smart Cycling Classes

Walk ’n Rollers is proud to introduce the League of American Bicyclist’s Smart Cycling, a complimentary two-part program offered by our certified League Cycling Instructors. All community members 18 and over are invited to attend. Smart Cycling provides a hands-on approach to learning essential cycling skills, including repairing, handling, and riding legally in traffic.

This fast paced program includes a 3-hour classroom session and a 3-hour on-bike session.

Participants will receive a League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling” student manual ($20 value) and a certificate upon successful completion of the written and skill-testing examinations. Bonus give-aways include lights, helmets, and multi-tools. For those who attend both sessions and pass a written exam, a certificate of completion will be issued.

The classroom session is held on a single evening. This course is required prior to the “on-bike” training. No bike is required. During this course, you will be learning:

  • Bike Basics
  • Visibility
  • Predictability
  • Preparedness
  • Principles of Vehicular Cycling
  • Rules of the Road
  • Where to Ride
  • Hazard Avoidance
  • Commuter Tips

Prerequisite: Part 1 – Classroom Session
Those who complete the first session will be invited to join the second session of the program, where you will practice your new cycling skills on a nine-mile bike ride. If you also decide to take the written exam and pass, you will receive your own Smart Cycling certificate.

Those in attendance will be learning:

  • Bike and Helmet Fit
  • Fix a Flat
  • Chain Lube
  • ABC Quick Check
  • Handling Skills & Drills
  • Hazard Avoidance Skills & Drills
  • Approximately 9 mile Road Ride (start and end in Lot 1C)

Required to bring for the On-Bike session:

  • A Bicycle: Please have one in good repair, with a front and rear brake (no coaster brakes), and that fits properly
  • Helmet: You will be provided a helmet if you do not have one
  • Class Registration & Waiver: You will not be able participate in drills or the road skills portion without a signed waiver.
  • Minimum Skills
    • Independently pedal and ride a bicycle
    • Dismount the bicycle without struggling

To ensure the best experience possible, we advise you to bring sunscreen, water, snacks, closed-toed shoes, comfortable, high-visible clothing (athletic wear), cycling gloves, and bicycle tools.