Confident City Cycling
Saturday April 25th. 10am-1pm
518/520 Grant Avenue
Registration can be completed here. (Millvale Residents can register for FREE using the promotional code “MillvaleByBike”)
The class is intended for riders who know how to ride a bike, and are looking for instruction on how to operate it safely on city streets. These mobile classes meet monthly from April to October in different neighborhoods around the city. They’re structured to give participants education and experience navigating different traffic patterns, road hazards and various types of bike infrastructure.
We begin the class next to our bikes, not one them. Exciting right? Here we set expectations for the class and highlight the specific skills we’d like to take away. Next, we learn how to properly fit their helmet and perform basic bike maintenance. Following this, we move to a traffic-free parking lot to practice of new skills, like: body bike separation, brake modulation, weight distribution, and quick hazard avoidance. When we’re ready, we break up into smaller groups to go out on a group ride. During the ride we practice strategies for crossing big intersections, riding on fast roads, and reading traffic patterns and road conditions. We have some fun exploring, too. Finally, we come back as a group for an open Q & A and practice with one of the Port Authority’s practice bus racks.
Confident City Cycling is a class intended for participants ages 15 and up.