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Classes

Smart Cycling Classes
We are working to get more people cycling more often and more safely. Join us for this comprehensive bike education workshop that includes everything you need to become a better, smarter, safer cyclist. All ride abilities welcome! Whether you are just getting back on your bike, a regular commuter or ride for fitness, it is important to know the essentials of bike safety. Learning how to prepare for a ride, the rules of the road and how to manage emergencies will help you become a  more confident rider. Our free classes will be hosted in person and include a set of bike lights and other goodies.

Why Take the Class?

• Become a better, safer, smarter cyclist
• Be a stronger advocate for other cyclists and help build a stronger cycling community.
• Become eligible to be a Safe Cycling Instructor and assist in our Kids Bike Skills Workshops
• Complete the first step in becoming a League Cycling Instructor – LCI allowing you to teach Smart Cycling courses!
• Participating in this course is your first step toward future opportunities in cycling and advocacy!

Sign up for a class today!

Sponsored in part by Pocrass & De Los Reyes

Schedule

  • Sunday, October 23, Arts District L.A., 9 am – 12:00 pm REGISTER
    Join us for this Need to Know Smart Cycling workshop at Detroit Vesey’s bike-friendly cafe, 2028 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, 90021 MAP
  • Sunday, July 24, Arts District L.A., 9 am – 12:30 pm
    Join us for this Need to Know Smart Cycling workshop at Detroit Vesey’s bike-friendly cafe, 2028 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, 90021 MAP
  • Tuesday, July 26, Arts District L.A. 5 pm – 9 pm
    Join us for this Night Riding Smart Cycling workshop at Detroit Vesey’s bike-friendly cafe, 2028 E. 7th St., Los Angeles, 90021 MAP
  • Friday, June 10, Bici Libre, 5pm – 9 pm, Los Angeles, 1205 W. 6th St. L.A., 90017
  • Saturday, May 21, Culver City, 10 am – 2 pm

What you will learn:

  • Preparing to ride
  • Helmet fit and adjustment
  • Bike readiness
  • Rules of the road: those pesky vehicle codes as the relate to cyclists
  • Understanding infrastructure
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Road skills practice (parking lot drills)
  • On road riding practice

Typical class schedule:

  • 60-90 minutes: Introductions, classroom workshop, helmet fit, bike checks
  • 45 minutes: Parking lot drills
  • 30- 45 Minute: Street riding
  • 30+ minutes Review and Q&A

What you need to know:

  • This is not a learn-to-ride class. In order to participate in the parking lot drills and road ride, you must be able to ride your bike continuously for up to 30 minutes (Basic riding skills – balance, coordination and a basic level of fitness – is most important, not speed).
  • If you are not physically able to ride, or don’t have a bike but would like to learn the rules of the road you are welcome to participate in the classroom workshop
  • 18 years or older only
  • Registration, Signed Waivers and helmets are required
  • Bike in good working order is necessary to participate in the drills and ride

Sponsored in part by Pocrass & De Los Reyes