Traffic Skills 101
Are you a new rider? A potential bike commuter?
Then you should consider taking this class.
If you are new to cycling, or want to improve your cycling skills and comfort, AlaBike offers a comprehensive League of American Bicyclists (LAB) Traffic Skills 101 course. The class covers the skills necessary to ride confidently in traffic, as well as handling skills and crash avoidance techniques. You will also learn basic maintenance, safety checks and on-road repairs (i.e., fixing a flat).
This is a great class to get you from zero to reasonably knowledgeable in a few sessions.
The course usually include two weekday evening sessions and a full Saturday session. To be economically practical, we try to get at least 10 students enrolled in each class. There are about equal portions of classroom and on-bike sessions.
You will emerge with some knowledge in your brain, some of it seemingly counterintuitive, that you would otherwise learn from trial and occasionally unfortunate errors. You’ll ride with confidence and feel like you own the road.
Smart Cycling classes will not only give you confidence to ride, but connect you with other bicyclists and advocates in your area.
Alabama is fortunate to have several League of American Bicyclists-trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) throughout the State. If you’re interested in holding a Traffic Skills 101 class in your area or becoming an LCI yourself, contact Jeff Feet for information. Fees charged for these classes vary depending on instructor and location.
Participants must provide their own operational bicycles and a proper fitting helmet.