Sunday, March 16, 2008
 

Road I

The League of American Bicyclists' Bike Ed program “ is a set of curricula for adults and children and the certified instructors that teach it. BikeEd classes are taught across the United States by certified League Cycling Instructors (LCI).” We think it is important that bicycle education be part of our advocacy work. One way to do that is to learn how to teach bicycle safety to others by becoming a League Cycling Instructor.

A pre-requisite for the League Cycling Instructor seminar is the Road I class. I recently took the Road I course offered by Fairfax County entitled Cycling with Confidence taught by Allen Muchnick, a League Cycling Instructor. It is a 9 hour course, about 2/3 of which is classroom instruction, the rest is on the bike. “The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual.”

While I was familiar with most of the topics covered in class, it was very useful to practice bike handling skills, both on a closed course with obstacles, and on the road in traffic. As is stressed in the class, “Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.” Many useful riding techniques are discussed and practiced and I recommend the course to all cyclists. For the more advanced cyclists, Allen will teach a Road II course this Fall. Email Allen for more information or visit the Fairfax County adult ed site to register for a class.

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