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Traffic Skills 101

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on October 19, 2019 at 8:00am

One event on November 9, 2019 at 8:00am

Do you have a bike collecting dust because you haven’t found time to ride? Are you tired of riding the same few trails or neighborhood streets? Do you want to ride more but St. Louis traffic freaks you out? Our Traffic Skills 101 class can be your key to unlocking more of the city’s roads for bike commuting, exercise, and daily errands.

Riding in traffic can be daunting at first, but with this FREE class, you will learn key skills and knowledge to safely and calmly ride in St. Louis.

Dates:

Traffic Skills 101 – September 8th

Traffic Skills 101 – October 19th

Traffic Skills 101 – November 9th 

With a mix of classroom and on-bike lessons, this one-day class gives you the knowledge, know-how, and confidence to safely ride your bike on the street. Traffic Skills 101 is intended for adults (18 and older) with beginner and intermediate experience levels.

Smart Cycling is a nationally-produced course from the League of American Bicyclists and taught by Trailnet’s League Certified Instructor, Taylor March.

Email Taylor (taylor@trailnet.org) if you have any questions or to see if this course is right for you.

What we’ll cover:
Bike basics
Emergency repairs
Basic bike maintenance
Bike Handling Skills
Traffic Rules
Riding in Traffic
Signaling turns
Using lanes and changing lanes
Basic Nutrition for Biking
Dealing with hazards

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Trailnet

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Saturday
Ride Name Start Date Start Time Start Location Distance Description
Bike Surgeon Saturday Ride 3/9/19 B-8:00 am, C-10:00 am Bike Surgeon – O’Fallon B-25+, C-20+ All groups ride through the rolling hills north of O’Fallon, IL. Great fun with good support. A well managed group ride for all levels of rider. With over 100 riders on average during the summer this is one of the best group rides in the region. Join in on the Fun! For more ride information, click here.
Big Shark Saturday Ride Year Round 7:30 and 8:00 am Urban Shark, Big Bend, West Varies Rides differ in distance and terrain. Some rides are loops but most are out and back. For more ride information, click here.
Cyclery and Fitness Center Saturday Ride 3/16/19 7:00 am Edwardsville Location 15, 40+ Country roads and bike trails with rolling hills. Optional short cuts on long route. We will teach rules of the road and proper riding technique. The rides have a leader and are no-drop. For more ride information, click here.
Hub Bicycle Company Saturday Ride 4/7/18 7:30 am 40 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis 18, 26, 30 This ride heads westward from the shop, and uses cycling compatible roads in Webster Groves, Kirkwood, and Ladue. There are three different start times to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Many newer riders advance through the groups as their familiarity and riding skills grow. It is a ride intended for riders on road bikes, so hybrid and off-road bike riders will usually find their bikes’ wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the road bikes. There is no sag vehicle, but there is generally a shop-staff rider to help in case of mechanical trouble. Complimentary bagels and coffee served after the ride. For more ride information, click here.
Hub Bicycle Company Saturday Ride 6/2/18 8:00 am 40 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis 12 – 15 For women only, and is intended for those who are new to road riding in general and especially those who are new to riding with traffic. It is a no-drop ride, so no one will end up riding alone! Hub friend, and local road rider Sandi Barrett will lead the group and will focus on fun and learning as the miles fly by! The women’s ride is intended for road bikes, so hybrid and off-road bike riders may find their wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the group. If you have any questions about your bike or the ride in general, please call Alex at The Hub. Helmets are required. For more ride information, click here.
Tuesday
Bike Surgeon Tuesday Night Ride 3/13/18 6:00 pm Bike Surgeon – O’Fallon A-20+, B-16 to 18, C- Mellow All groups ride through the rolling hills north of O’Fallon, IL. Great fun with good support. A well managed group ride for all levels of rider. With over 100 riders on average during the summer this is one of the best group rides in the region. Join in on the Fun! For more ride information, click here.
Wednesday
Bike Surgeon Wednesday Night MTB Year Round 6:00 pm Bike Surgeon Outpost, Edwardsville 15 Come and play in the woods with us at the SIUE Mtn bike trail. We meet the Bike Surgeon Outpost at 6pm. The first Wed of the month will also feature a fleet of demo bikes anyone can ride for free. For more ride information, click here
Cyclery and Fitness Center Wednesday Ride 3/13/19 6:30 pm 3100 Homer Adams Pkwy, Alton 10 – 15 Country roads with rolling hills. We will teach rules of the road and proper riding technique. Ride is led by experienced riders and is no-drop. For more ride information, click here.