Dates Pending – Stay tuned, we’ll be adding additional classes soon!
Basics of Better Bicycling (novice to intermediate)
Looking to start cycling for transportation or fitness? Sixty percent of Americans are interested but concerned about bike commuting. We can calm those concerns. This two hour class will save you two years of trial-and-error! You don’t even need a bike for this intro class. Arrive ready to learn for this classroom style session.
Bike Skills for Women (novice to intermediate)
Women represent 51% of the US population and 43% of people riding bikes. This course is tailored for women to address theories relating to fashion, fear, and economics. This three hour class consists of a one hour classroom workshop covering topics such as how to fix a flat, pre-ride checklist, and rules of the road. We then spend two hours in an outdoor skills clinic where students hone their bike handling skills on their own bikes. Please bring a bicycle in good working order, a helmet, and appropriate footwear.
Parking Lot to Peloton (novice to intermediate)
Nervous about that first big tour or charity cycling event? This class will prepare you for the experience starting from the parking lot to get you and your bike ready to confidently roll on to the roadways with a group in just two hours. Please bring a bicycle in good working order, a helmet, and appropriate footwear.
Group Riding 201 (advanced)
Now you want to ride confidently in the group. Why do some groups roll so tightly, safely and confidently while others are all over the road? It comes down to about 10 principles handed down from European clubs that many experienced riders never learn. Please bring a bicycle in good working order, a helmet, and appropriate footwear.
Intro to Racing (advanced)
Ready to rip? Climbing, cornering, and sprinting are just some of the skills taught in this clinic. This class also harps on staying safe at any speed. There will be discussion on training, diet, and tactics. Even if you never pin on a number this class can vastly improve any rider's skill set. Please make sure to bring a bicycle in good working order, a helmet, and appropriate footwear. This class will include instruction both on and off the bike.
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.
*Please note that this is a TWO DAY course, October 27 and October 28.
This course is a fast-paced, two-day 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
- Identify hazards
- Ride in proper lane position
- Communicate effectively with others on the road
You will need a bike that is in good working order and ready to ride. You may want to bring your bike to a bike shop for a check-up before the class. You will need a helmet, comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and a water bottle. Age 18 and up only please.
This class will be taught by MassBike Executive Director and League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor Galen Mook
Saturday and Sunday October 27-28, 9am - 12pm both days
Saturday -- Classroom at the Marc Jacobs Room in the Provincetown Public Library, 356 Commercial St.
Sunday -- On-bike in the parking lot behind the former VFW building at 3 Jerome Smith Rd.
$25 before October 12, price increases to $50 after that date