Becoming a “Savvy Cyclist”: Learn to Ride with Confidence and Improve Your Bike-Handling Skills

Cycling

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Broome County Traffic Safety Program will be hosting a FREE hands-on bicycling course presented by the New York Bicycling Coalition, on Monday, June 8, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Broome County Health Department, Conference Rooms B and C. 

This FREE course is open to all riders (or aspiring riders) – 14 years of age or older. This class provides information on the vehicle and traffic laws of New York State and how they apply to bicyclists. The class will also cover common collision scenarios and how to avoid them, discuss safe riding techniques and provide resources to keep bicyclist safe on the streets and trails. This course incorporates classroom learning, hands-on skills development and outdoor bike-riding activities. 

Participants are highly encouraged to bring a bicycle (in good working order) and a helmet so they can fully participate in all elements of the course. 
 
Whether you are new or experienced at cycling, this class gives cyclists the confidence needed to ride safely and legally in traffic or on a trail and prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Please join us!!
 
Participants must register for this class by calling Christine Muss, Traffic Safety Coordinator, at the Broome County Health Department at 607.778.2807 by June 3, 2009. 

 

05/20/2009 - 3:31pm