We, the Greater Eugene Area Riders, are partnering with the City of Eugene and Eugene Safe Routes to School to offer classes for all bike riders from beginner to advanced. You’ll learn how to bicycle effectively and safely as a vehicle on the road.
“A bicycle is a vehicle under the law. Cyclists need to know how to ride safely and responsibly as a vehicle using the same system of streets that motorized vehicles use,” says Shane Rhodes, one of several League Certified Instructors in the Eugene Area.
The classes follow the curriculum of the League of American Bicyclists and include training on how to ride safely and legally in traffic or on paths. Skills like emergency safety maneuvers to avoid crashes, traffic skills, and the laws governing bicycle riding are covered along with commute planning and basic bike mechanics.
2010 Confident Cycling Classes
To Register for any classes, please complete the online Registration here.
These classes teach cyclists the laws, skills and technique to give riders the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic and on the trails. The course covers state laws as they pertain to bike riders, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling and is a great resource for cyclists from beginning to experienced. This class offers certification by the League of American Bicyclists at the successful completion of this course. This is a 9 hr. class and it is offered in both a 2 part option (1 weekday and a Saturday) and a 3 part option (3 weekdays). Cost is just $10.
Traffic Skills for Families
Designed for parents & kids, this 3-hour class will guide bike riders in law, skills and technique to build awareness and confidence for riding on the streets. Topics covered include: how to perform a bicycle safety check, helmet fitting, bike sizing and basic traffic skills to be safe on your bike. Students may be divided into two groups, grades K-5 and 6-9 if needed. This is a 3 hour class in 1 part. Cost is just $5.
To register for any of the above classes, please complete the online Registration here.
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