Entries by Keri Caffrey

Give the Gift of Empowerment!

  CyclingSavvy gift certificates are now available! It’s the gift that keeps on giving: empowerment to go anywhere by bike; strategies for safe, stress-free cycling; tools to read and problem-solve any traffic situation or road configuration. Click here to purchase a gift certificate for a package or a single session. “The skills I learned in […]

Smart Moves Video: Preventing Right Hooks

In this video, we examine the two common types of right hook: 1) when a motorist passes a bicyclist and turns right; 2) when a bicyclist rides into the blind spot of a motorist who is turning right. As with most crashes, a right hook can be prevented by one party regardless of error or legal fault on the part of the other. We show how either the bicyclist or the motorist can prevent this conflict.

Join Our Team for Bike to Work Day!

Friday, May 3 The CyclingSavvy/Retro City Cycles team will be riding with the Mayor again this year. As we did last year, we will lead a group from the Cady Way Trailhead at Fashion Square to the ride start in College Park. To join the ride, meet us in the trailhead parking lot and have your bike ready to […]

CyclingSavvy on the Outspoken Cyclist

I had the pleasure of chatting with Diane Lees about CyclingSavvy on the Outspoken Cyclist radio show today. The Outspoken Cyclist is a 1-hour radio show with interviews, commentary, ideas, advocacy, and everything (anything) connected with bicycling! Podcasts of each new episode are available Saturdays at 6:30 PM on the web site and iTunes. Here […]

Join Team CyclingSavvy on Bike to Work Day

The CyclingSavvy team will be riding with the Mayor again this year. As we did last year, we will lead a group from the Cady Way Trailhead at Fashion Square to the ride start in College Park. To join the ride, meet us in the trailhead parking lot and have your bike ready to ride at 7AM. […]

Strategic Setup for a Left Turn

Here’s the challenge. We’ve ridden north on Thomasville Rd. from downtown Tallahassee. Our destination is Zone 5 Cafe — the coolest bike shop ever (coffee, microwbrew and bikes)! Between us and our destination is a massive, blown-out 8-lane interchange where Thomasville Rd. meets I-10. To get there, we have to make a left turn onto […]

Vantage in the Queue

We talk about visibility a lot. Being visible to others—being in their primary focus area—is important, but it still relies on the other drivers to be paying attention. This time I want to talk about vantage — that’s us in control of recognizing and monitoring threats.

Cystic Fibrosis Ride Century Training

CyclingSavvy is supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s first Central Florida cycling event by providing distance training to ride participants. The training rides will include some essential road skills to prepare riders for road features they will encounter during the event. Training begins this Sunday, August 28. The schedule and start locations for the next 6 […]

New CyclingSavvy Website

Who knew that a year after launching this program we’d have outgrown our first website! We are expanding into new cities and regions, we hope this new structure will make it easy to navigate to those programs. Local CyclingSavvy Instructors (CSIs) will be posting their own local news and course listings as well as SmartMoves […]