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Street Cycling Skills Class

IMPORTANT - You must register on-line at http://la-bike.org/streetcyclingskills 

You must receive a confirmation from LACBC in order to attend.

The grant to teach the class limits the class to 12 adult participants.

Learn to ride your bike (more) safely and confidently with traffic, on city and residential streets, or just about anywhere you could want to go on paved roads.  The Street Cycling Skills class is an 8-hour course that Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) and Metro are offering free to the public for the summer of 2013. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The class is taught by Robert Neiuber and Ernie Lopez League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The 8-hour course includes classroom instruction, a bicycle handling practice session, on-road riding, and a short exam at the end of class.

This class is a prerequisite for anyone interested in becoming a League Certified Instructor.

Each class participant will receive a free helmet, front & rear lights, and educational materials.

Each student must bring:

1. A bicycle in good working condition (please take your bike to a local shop or co-op if you are unsure about the condition of your bicycle)

2. Pen and paper for taking notes. 

3. Food for lunch, snacks, water.

There are additional classes coming up in Baldwin Park on August 31, El Monte on September 15, and Pomona on September 22.  You can sign-up for these classes at http://la-bike.org/bicyclesafetyclasses.


Safety:

Helmets are mandatory on all BOBie rides. Bring a spare tube and a method to inflate, two bottles of water, nutrition uand appropriate clothing to be comfortable during the entire ride.

Be sure to have Sun Screen for HOT or SUNNY days.

FOG, DRIZZLE, or MIST, or any other extreme weather: our new policy is to meet at the scheduled place and time and decide to wait or cancel depending on the conditions at the time of ride. Rain cancels the ride.

If this causes you to cancel one hour or less before the scheduled Meet Up time please call or text me [masked]) to avoid delays.

Please bring Emergency ID and a cell phone (is recommended).

DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Bring a blinking light as we will be coming back to the cars at dusk.

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  • Azizan

    Thanks Robert and Ernie. I've learned something from the class which I can pass to my friends and kids.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very thorough

    September 9, 2013

  • Riley

    Knowledge is power! Thanks Robert.

    September 8, 2013

  • John M.

    Awesome. Great information.

    September 8, 2013

  • Azizan

    Robert, can I get an idea of how much time we will spend indoor (classroom) and outdoor (riding practice). And I guess the practice part will be after we learn everything in the class, which is the second half of the day when it's hot outside.

    September 7, 2013

    • Robert N.

      About 3-4 hrs of lecture, about 2-3 hours of drills - partial shade, and about 1-2 hours on the road - with a test at the end. There will be plenty of breaks and a lunch break as well. I look forward to seeing you.

      September 8, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Keith, could you bring me my new bobie kit on Sunday?

    September 3, 2013

    • Keith B.

      Gary, it turns out I will not be able to come by to drop off your kit. Sorry.

      September 7, 2013

    • Gary M.

      That's ok. I will pick them up later.

      September 7, 2013

  • Keith B.

    Going to have to cancel. Sorry.

    September 7, 2013

  • Riley

    May I bring my laptop to takes notes? It's more efficient vs. pen and paper for me.

    September 5, 2013

    • Robert N.

      Sure - but you will need a place to lock it up after we finish the lecture portion of the class.

      September 6, 2013

  • Riley

    I'm on the waitlist. Hope I can get in!

    August 30, 2013

    • Robert N.

      Most of the waitlist usually gets in.

      August 30, 2013

    • Riley

      I'm in!

      September 5, 2013

  • Brent

    Got my confirmation e-mail but now I may have to work Sunday. Damn.

    September 5, 2013

  • John M.

    Got my confirmation e-mail.

    August 30, 2013

  • Riley

    I am registered and waiting for an email confirmation as well. I would like to note the period after the hyperlink is directly us to the wrong page. Thanks for posting btw. This has been one of my goals for awhile.

    August 29, 2013

    • Riley

      directing*

      August 30, 2013

    • Robert N.

      Should be fixed now - thanks

      August 30, 2013

  • Keith B.

    I got my email confirmation.

    August 30, 2013

  • Keith B.

    I am registered, now just waiting for email confirmation.

    August 27, 2013

  • Keith B.

    I will register shortly.

    August 27, 2013

  • Keith B.

    I will sign up shortly.

    August 27, 2013

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