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Bicycle Handling Skills Clinic – Stanford

11:34 PM PDT on May 8, 2011

From SVBC:

If you know how to balance and pedal but would like to improve your bicycle handling skills and confidence — perhaps to prepare for commuting or errand-running, this on-bike, off-street practice session is for you. Your instructors will demonstrate, and you’ll practice:

* Mounting and dismounting confidently
* Starting up without hesitation, stopping safely and smoothly
* Turn confidently without wobbling - whether pedaling or coasting
* Scanning behind without veering, to check for a gap in traffic
* Steering confidently with one hand, to give a hand signal or use a water bottle
* Smoothly changing your line of travel to the left or right

Requirements: Bike helmet, a working bicycle, and the ability to ride straight and make U-turns.

Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change.

Register: go to, and use class code: bike-01.
More info: 650-498-4744, or 650-723-9649,

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