…now learn to drive it! Many cyclists have never learned to drive their bicycle safely amid motorized traffic. And even experienced cyclists can benefit from a refresher of the basic rules of cycling safety. Laws change over the years, and conditions on the road can change from day to day.>
The New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition offers the Smart Cycling curriculum developed by the League of American Bicyclists; it is taught by certified League Cycling Instructors. These courses are designed to help you ride more safely on our busy streets and highways.
Smart Cycling is an introductory cycling education course that gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. This fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. A more complete description of the course curriculum can be found here. Smart Cycling is equivalent to the League of American Bicyclist course Traffic Skills 101 and is the prerequisite course for other, more advanced LAB courses and is also necessary for those wishing to become a League Cycling Instructor. A record of your completion of the course is maintained by the League of American Bicyclists in Washington, DC.
If you are interested in organizing classes for your customers, members, or for the general public, please contact NJBWC at Paul.Mick@njbwc.org. All that is needed is a place to hold the class; we supply all class materials and A/V equipment. All participants must bring a bike in working order and a helmet. Classes are kept small for lots of individual attention.