Smart Cycling Classes

28

Apr

Standard Course Offerings

Our Smart Cycling classes are designed to give participants the skills and confidence to bike safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. All classes are taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor using the Smart Cycling bicycle safety curriculum.

A bike and helmet are required for all of our classes.

The following courses are offered through our Smart Cycling Education Program:

The Basics (Part A)

Prerequisites: None

This is the first class in a two part course that covers the entire Smart Cycling curriculum offered by the League of American Cyclists. Whether you are new to biking or an avid cyclist, this class offers something for all experience levels. The class consists of indoor classroom instruction and outdoor parking lot drills. Your own bike and helmet are required.

This class will cover:

  • Choosing your bike
  • Different kinds of bikes
  • Bike fit
  • Maintaining your bike
  • Shifting gears
  • What to wear
  • Equipment
  • Locking your bike
  • Helmets and fit
  • Rules of the road

Intermediate/Advanced (Part B)

Prerequisites: The Basics (Part A)

This is the second class in a two part course that covers the entire smart Cycling curriculum offered by the League of American Cyclist.  All participants must have taken Smart Cycling Basics (Part A) to be eligible for this class.  The majority of the class will take place outside on our bikes.  Your own bike and helmet are required.

This class will cover:
 
  • Riding in a group
  • Sharing paths and trails
  • Riding in inclement weather
  • Riding at night
  • Rural road riding
  • Hazard avoidance

The Complete Course (Part A & B)

Prerequisites: None

The Complete Course is a course that covers the entire Smart Cycling curriculum offered by the League of American Cyclists. It can be taught as a one- or two-day class. This course includes everything taught in the Basics and Intermediate/Advanced classes. Your own bike and helmet are required.

Request a Class

RI Bike is looking to partner with local Rhode Island organizations and corporations to offer to its members, employees, and the general public free bicycle education classes.

Classes generally range from 5-9 hours long and can be divided into multiple days if needed. We can tailor a class to fit your needs.

In order to host a class, you will need:

  • 5-15 participants
  • Classroom/conference room
  • Empty parking lot space

For more information or to host a class, contact classes@ribike.org or call us and leave a message at 401-297-2153.