Individual Classes

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Class Offerings

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.


CANCELLATION POLICY: MassBike reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient registration, any Act of God, or force majeure, including, without limitation, weather, fire, flood, strike, labor dispute, civil commotion, riot or threat of violence or similar cause beyond the control of MassBike. In the event of cancellation, MassBike will notify all paid registrants of the cancellation no later than 72 hours prior to that class.
REFUND POLICY: Refund requests from students unable to attend a class will be approved up to 72 hours prior to that class. Thereafter refunds will not be made. In the event a class is cancelled, MassBike will issue a refund via check payable within 30 days of the cancellation announcement.
  • Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM · $50.00 USD · 4 rsvps

    TS101 - Quincy

    This Traffic Skills 101 Cycling Education 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.

    Join us Saturday, April 7, 10a-1pm for an indoor session, and Sunday, April 8, 10am-1pm for an outdoor session on the bike and a written test. Participants MUST take both days to participate.

    The League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling program is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the craft and science of bicycling — the ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

    The bicycling education program was started in 1974, and continues to be the only nationally recognized cycling education program with trained and certified instructors.

    Traffic Skills 101 is the foundation of the program. It provides instruction and guidance in the basic principles of vehicular bicycling. Bicyclists have more fun when they ride with skill and confidence. This course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. The instructor for this course is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and has years of experience and training.

    This class is a prerequisite for becoming an LCI cycling instructor (a class we will be offering in the future).

    COST: $50 for MassBike members, $60 for non-members

    Where is this event being held?

    City of Quincy Recreation Department, One Merrymount Parkway, Quincy, MA 02170.

    Please note: If you are traveling via the Red Line, check weekend operational schedules due to station renovations at each T Station (North Quincy, Wollaston, Quincy Center, Quincy Adams). 

  • Friday, May 18, 2018 at 05:00 PM through May 21, 2018

    2018 LCI Seminar - Boston

    Boston MA 2018 LCI Seminar

    May 18, 2018 5:00 PM - May 20, 2018 3:00 PM

    Registration price: $350 
    Late registration: $425.00 beginning April 20, 2018
     
    Registration closes: April 27, 2018
    All info below and this class are presented by the League of American Bicyclists:

    This is a League Cycling Instruction certification training seminar. In order to register for a LCI Seminar, you must have an active individual membership to the League of American Bicyclists. Become a member or renew here. For more information and a full list of prerequisites for the seminar, please visit the league's Become an Instructor page.

    REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

    Successful completion of Smart Cycling Complete Class (formerly Traffic Skills 101) is mandatory prior to registering for the Seminar.

    Please complete your event registration by paying for the event.  Your registration will not be complete until you reach the confirmation page. There is no option to save your registration and finish it later.

    Registration does not guarantee entry into the seminar.  Before your scheduled seminar date, you will need to successfully pass the entry assessment with a grade of 85% or better, and spend time thoughtfully preparing two lessons, one individual and one joint which will require working together with others in your seminar.  Timely communication with your Coach is essential to preparation, and candidates may be excluded if tasks are not completed by the deadlines.  We expect that experienced cyclists are seeking certification and this class is meant primarily to focus on how best to teach bicycling education.  Additionally, this weekend is not about riding, it's about teaching.  Attendance at all seminar hours is mandatory, and does not guarantee certification. All LCIs are required to maintain a politically neutral stance in all aspects of the seminar as well as any classes they may instruct.  

    Successful candidates will have a strong working knowledge of bikes and bike maintenance and a great deal of experience riding in high traffic scenarios.  Successful candidates also have strong core values aligned with philosophies of the League, including helmet use, bicycling infrastructure, and full incorporation of the idea that all people who ride bicycles are equal cyclists, regardless of political affiliation, race, gender, age or religion and that all students deserve respectful, polite and meaningful instruction.  

    Prior to registration you must read and understand thoroughly the FAQs of the seminar and the LCI Code of Ethics.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Cancellation and transfer requests must be sent via email to education@bikeleague.org. The cancellation policy applies to all candidates whether the registration is being paid by an individual or by an organization. 

    • Cancelling a registration 21 days or more in advance of the seminar is fully refundable minus a $75 administrative fee. Transfers requested 21 days or more to another seminar location or to another person are free and must be redeemed within 18 months.

    • Cancelling a registration within 20 days but no less than 15 days prior to the seminar, 50% of the seminar fee is refundable. Transfer of a registration at this point to another seminar or to another person will be assessed with a $175 transfer fee and must be redeemed within 18 months.

    • Cancelling a registration within 14 days of the seminar is non-refundable. Transfers requested within 14 days of the seminar will be assessed a $175 transfer fee and must be redeemed within 18 months.

    • A full refund or free registration transfer will be provided for any seminar that is canceled due to low enrollment.

    • Failure of a candidate to fulfill pre-assessment work without advance notice will be considered a cancellation and will be assessed a $175 transfer fee or be considered a cancellation. Transfers must be redeemed within 18 months. 

    CLASS MATERIALS: We will provide students with e-documents free of charge.  This will include all the course materials, the Enjoy the Ride DVD clip, and the Assessment.  These will be in Google Drive, which is accessible to anyone, whether you have a Gmail account or not.  Since all the course materials are PDFs, they are searchable by term using the Find function. This process will allow us to make updates to the materials as needed. In the future, we will be offering learning tools in electronic formats for LCIs to use while teaching. It is important that LCIs are not only comfortable facilitating bike safety, but also with using computers.

    Should students wish to have hard copies, they make choose to make copies at a local office supply store or have us send them one at the cost of $75.  These materials will be shipped via FedEx ground.  Please note that students do not need to have hard copies for the Seminar or to complete the Assessment.
    Please note that there is required preparation for the course, including an Assessment Tool that must be returned to the course instructor at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. 

    If you have questions, contact the League Director of Education at 202-822-1333 or education@bikeleague.org

    Location

    Harvard University / Boston Planning & Development Agency
    28 Travis St.
    Allston, MA 02134
    United States

    Offered by:

    Richard Fries
    richard@massbike.com
    (617) 542-2453

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