wetweather_ridingWe, 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.

date class time where instructor
1/16 Traffic Skills for Families 12pm-3pm McCornack Shane Rhodes
2/27 Traffic Skills for Families 12pm-3pm McCornack Shane Rhodes
3/5 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 2 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
3/6 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 2 8am-2pm Whiteaker  
4/17 Traffic Skills for Families 11am-2pm Roosevelt Shane Rhodes
5/7 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 2 9am-12pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
5/8 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 2 8am-2pm Whiteaker  
5/27 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
6/3 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
6/10 Traffic Skills Pt. 3 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
6/12 Traffic Skills for Families 9am-12pm 4J School Shane Rhodes
7/10 Traffic Skills for Families 11am-2pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
8/10 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
8/17 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
8/24 Traffic Skills Pt. 3 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
9/24 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 2 5:30-8:30pm Roosevelt Shane Rhodes
9/25 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 2 8am-2pm Roosevelt  
10/2 Traffic Skills for Families 5:30-8:30pm 4J School Shane Rhodes
11/4 Traffic Skills Pt. 1 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker Paul Adkins
11/11 Traffic Skills Pt. 2 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
11/18 Traffic Skills Pt. 3 of 3 5:30-8:30pm Whiteaker  
 

Traffic Skills
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.

* The cost of the classes is subsidized by GEARs, its partners, and its sponsors. The multi-session classes have a $10 materials fee, and the single session class have a $5 materials fee.

Photo by: Jayce Giddens