Classes Currently Offered
Registration is now open for the Beginning Cycling and Safety Course at many Charter Schools. Check with your counselor to confirm the schedule.
Beginning Cycling and Safety
No prerequisite for this class
No classes or previous knowledge of bicycle riding is needed for enrolling in the course. This course is ideal if you are starting as a new rider or have not ridden extensively, or recently. We will help riders of any level to develop skills and practice the lessons taught in this class.
Unit 1: Getting Ready to Ride
Bicycle Helmet Function
Bicycle Helmet Fit
ABC Quick Check
Unit 2: Bicycle Handling Basics
Helmet Fit and ABC Quick Check
Unit 3: Emergency Bicycle Handling Skills
In this class, our first rides will take place within a coned-off area of the school’s parking lot. We will begin riding in the low-traffic areas of the adjacent parking lot, and advance to one or two off campus group rides on public bike trails.
Requires Beginning Cycling and Safety
If you have not completed it, we will ask you to demonstrate the basic skills offered in the basic course setup on a simple coned-off area of the school’s parking lot.
Unit 4: Advanced Bicycle Handling Skills
Water Bottle Pickup
Advanced Cycling Skill Stations
Unit 5: Rules of the Road for Riding
Rules of the Road
Group Riding Etiquette
Bike Path/Trail Etiquette
Unit 6: Bicycle Mechanics
Fallen Chain Repair
Fixing A Flat Tire
Unit 7: Riding for Fitness
Target Heart Rate
Cyclometers and Cadence
Notes In this class, we will begin riding in the low-traffic areas of the adjacent parking lot, and advance to one or
two off campus group rides on public bike trails. We will meet as a class off campus, in lieu of normally meeting at the school. The class will be advised in advance so students can arrange for transportation to and from the meeting location.