Learn to Bicycle in Traffic

Feb 4 2006 - 9:00am
Feb 4 2006 - 3:00pm

Event Description:

Bicycle Safety Class
Learn How to Cycle in Traffic
Weds, February 1st & Saturday Feb 4th

- Does the thought of bicycling on the street make you nervous?
- Would you like to learn techniques to teach your child to ride a bicycle safely?
- Are you interested in learning to change a tire and other basics of bicycle maintenance?

The Effective Cycling? program is designed to develop the craft and science of bicycling - the basic ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and/or sport under various highway, climate, terrain and traffic conditions.  This introductory course combines classroom discussion/activities and on-road practice of the principles of vehicular-style bicycling. Instructors are certified by the League of American Bicyclists and as such have undergone extensive and on-going training.

This basic 9 hour course is perfect as a primer for those cyclists who wish to gain a full understanding of how to safely operate a bicycle in a variety of situations. The 9 hour class includes learning how to perform a bicycle safety check, fixing a flat, interactive discussion, on-bike skills practice and student manual. Students will gain confidence knowing that they are riding legally and safely. Crash avoidance techniques and crash types will be discussed. Recommended for adults and children above 14.

WHEN:
Wed., Feb. 1, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm   Classroom (no bike needed)
Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 am -  3:00 pm   On-bike Skills (need bike & approved helmet)

WHERE:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, at the northwest corner of Southmore and Fannin, in the Museum District, Central Houston.

SPONSORS:  BikeHouston.org and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston  www.firstuu.org

COST: Cost is $40.00, please mail a check as soon as possible payable to "BikeHouston" to P. Wang, 7711 Silent Star Ct, Houston TX 77095, or use PayPal to this email address. Please provide your e-mail address and phone number along with your check or PayPal payment. Fee can be reduced or waived if student has financial constraints.

INSTRUCTORS:   David Dick, Peter Wang, and Steve Colvin, League Certified Instructors.

CONTACT: For further information call Peter Wang at 713-513-2168.

Event Sponsor:
Bike Houston & First Unitarian Universalist Church-Social Ministries

Event Contact Name:
Peter Wang at 713-513-2168

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
$40 - includes book. No one turned away for lack of funds.