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2011 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB
NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

Monday Evenings in May, June, July and August
Wednesday Evenings in June and July

6:15 PM – 9:00 PM

SESSION 1: MONDAYS, MAY 2 THROUGH JUNE 27
    YELLOW PARKING LOT, WATERFRONT PARK

SESSION 2: WEDNESDAYS, JUNE 1 THROUGH JULY 20
    AMPHITHEATER PARKING LOT, IROQUOIS PARK

SESSION 3: MONDAYS, JULY 11 THROUGH AUGUST 29
    4900 BOWLING BOULEVARD
    (NEXT TO BAPTIST EAST/MILESTONE)

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

Ses1 Ses2 Ses3  
5/2   or   6/1   or   7/11   ABC QUICK CHECK: Things to do before every ride
  BIKE SIZING: Does it fit you?
5/9   or   6/8   or   7/18   TOOLS AND BASIC REPAIRS: What to carry and what to do with it when you need it
5/16 or   6/15 or   7/25   HELMET SELECTION AND FIT, CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION
5/23 or   6/22 or   8/1   PARKING LOT DRILLS, PART I: basic riding skills to crash avoidance maneuvers
6/6   or   6/29 or   8/8   PARKING LOT DRILLS, PART II: crash avoidance skills
  COPING WITH THE RIDE: gearing and shifting, proper cadence
6/13 or   7/6   or   8/15   FIVE LAYERS OF SAFETY
6/20 or   7/13 or   8/22   TRAFFIC RULES & LANE POSITIONING
6/27 or   7/20 or   8/29   WRITTEN AND ROAD TESTS AND EVALUATION
 
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES OF ONE SESSION.
MAKING UP CLASSES IN ALTERNATE SESSIONS IS DIFFICULT.

EVERY CLASS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • One hour of instruction by seasoned riders followed by practice on your bike.
  • An easy, 5 or 12 mile “practice” ride with traffic, signals, stop signs, lights, busy roads, park roads, and subdivision streets.
  • Class participants are split into smaller groups of similar ability with instructors in the front and rear of each group. Individual instruction / assistance is provided if needed.
  • Rest stops if and when needed – nobody gets dropped or left behind.
  • Follow-up discussion and evaluation after the rides.
  • Certificates of Completion will be awarded to participants who attend six of the eight sessions AND pass the written and road tests.
  • Take-Home educational material provided to all participants.
THESE FREE CLASSES ARE SPONSORED BY THE LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB IN SUPPORT OF THE MAYOR’S HEALTHY HOMETOWN MOVEMENT AND THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS’ “BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY” PROGRAM

For more details, contact Tom Armstrong at 502-523-9581 or education@louisvillebicycleclub.org

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