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Smart Cycling 2019

Next Class:     Thurs July 25th 2019 @ 6pm and Sat July 27th @ 9.00 am              

Class cost is $30 per student.

To Register: Please go to  http://bikeleague.force.com/LAB_Events?id=a0k1M00000IPxWcQAL to register for class. Once registered, please pay by clicking the bike-zia button below.

 $20 class pymt

Smart Cycling is the gold standard for any bicyclist who wants to be a safer, smarter and more confident rider in and around urban traffic…and have the leading national qualification to prove it. Smart Cycling is devised and accredited by the League of American Bicyclists and taught in Santa Fe exclusively by Bike Santa Fe’s nationally certified instructors. Some of the most skilled and experienced riders in Santa Fe have taken Smart Cycling – every participant whatever their riding level comes away surprised and impressed with new perspectives and riding skills gained..

Thurs, 7/25 is a classroom session which reviews the online curriculum and instruction manual. It is very important to review/study the material (approx. 4 hours of material) before the class.

Sat 7/27 is the on-bike portion of the class. We will do drills in the parking lot in the morning (skills such as scanning/signaling, and also emergency maneuvers such as quick stop, instant turn, and rock dodge). The afternoon will consist of actually riding on city streets and using your new skills. Meet in the parking lot of the South Capital Complex (State office building) adjacent to South Capital Station  at 9 am.

Please note. Bike Santa Fe has added two new features to the standard LAB curriculum. Catherine Rivard, a leading local bike injury/accident attorney will give a brief presentation on 3/21 on the essential steps to take in the event of an accident. Also, hands-on flat repair will be a feature of the Thursday evening session. To pass the class, you will be required to show that you can proficiently change a bike tire…

Before the class: When you have registered and paid we will send you links to the online portion of the class.  It is essential that these have been reviewed prior to the class.

For the on-bike session, 7/27, HELMETS WILL BE REQUIRED.

There will be a lunch break on 7/27.

If the weather makes the on-bike section of the class impossible, then a further attempt will be made the following day on Sunday 7/30 or the following weekend.

Additional Smart Cycling 2019 classes have been scheduled for  Sept 26th & 28th.

The 7/25-7/27 class will be led by Gary Schiffmiller who can be reached on 505 204 8978 to answer any questions.

Instructors are not paid. All funds support education, facilitation and advocacy work.

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