SFBC Free Urban Cycling Workshop: Intro to Safe Cycling (Day 1)

"This four-hour in-classroom, introductory course is perfect for new cyclists and those want to feel more comfortable riding on city streets. Class will cover the basics for how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet. Learn tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic, techniques to avoid or deal with road hazards and emergency maneuvers along with other useful gems of knowledge, like the best way to lock up your bike and how to use a bike in combination with public transit, and cyclists’ legal rights and responsibilities. Adults and anyone over 14 years of age are welcome.

This class is the "day 1" course for League of American Bicyclists’ Bike Ed Road I certification."

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