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Class To Help Improve Bike Safety

Published: February 1, 2012

Traffic Skills 101, a driver’s education-style class for cyclists offered by the League of American Bicyclists, provides an interactive learning experience to get individuals riding safely, legally and confidently.

The classes consist of two-hour sessions plus one three-hour on-road training session. The classroom portion is available from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 15, March 21, April 18 and May 16, at the Barrett Administration Center located near the Walter Pyramid.

“Traffic Skills 101 is great way for both new and experienced bicyclists to improve their ability to get around easily and safely by bike,” said Phil Lohman, a League Cycling instructor. “It’s a low-pressure, interactive course with a lot of content, a lot of movement and a minimum of hassle.”

“The best part of the class, in my opinion, is the on-road training, which takes place on the Saturday following Wednesday’s classroom session,” said Elissa Briggs Thomas, CSULB’s sustainable transportation program coordinator. “That’s where the League Cycling instructors teach you how to perform your own bike checks prior to riding, how to execute evasive maneuvers to avoid collisions, and how to have a safe and enjoyable experience riding.”

For additional information on this class or CSULB’s rideshare program, contact Thomas at 562/985-4091.

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