NJBWC Brings Smart Cycling and Bike Friendly Driver Training to Communities Across the State
Thanks to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, the New Jersey Bike Walk Coalition is bringing “Smart Cycling” and “Bike Friendly Driver” training to communities across the state to help build a culture where bicyclists are expected and respected as a normal part of traffic, while promoting and advocating for a courteous, cooperative and safe roadway environment for all users.
Bike Education Program Manager, Paul Mickiewicz will provide virtual classroom and on-the-bike training to communities throughout the state, to help build safe cycling culture and local advocacy efforts. A certified cycling instructor through the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling, the American Bicycling Education Association, and Cycling Savvy with years of experience as a bike commuter and safe cycling educator, Paul is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these resources to your community! If you would like to schedule any of these trainings for your community, please contact Paul Mickiewicz at email@example.com
Smart Cycling Online Classroom
Smart Cycling Online Classroom training may be scheduled by appointment. To help us be safer and feel more confident riding our bikes on the road, the classroom training will utilize presentations, compelling video, animations, and discussion to change our riding habits.
Online Classrooms will be held Wednesdays at 7pm:
- September 6th
- September 13th
- September 20th
- September 27th
Smart Cycling On-the-Bike Training
In person on-bike training events can be arranged to take place right in your community! Certified instructors will start with bike handling skill building drills in a parking lot, then apply street savvy cycling strategies to a 4-6 mile road ride, exploring typical roadway challenges before taking turns to navigate through them solo. Practicing sound lane positioning judgement, effective communication and prudent cooperation is key to riding safely in the road. For riders 12 yrs. and older. Helmets, road ready bikes and signed waivers required.
On-the-Bike Training Sessions will be held on the following dates:
- September 2nd – Prospect Park, NJ
- September 10th – Asbury Park, NJ
- September 17th – Newark, NJ
- September 21st – Lambertville, NJ
- September 23rd – Bergenfield, NJ
- September 24th – Montclair, NJ
- September 30th – Verona, NJ
Find out exact times and locations here!