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).