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 […]
About Keri Caffrey
My mission in the cycling world is to empower individual cyclists to ride with confidence and realize unhindered access to the transportation grid. I believe we can transform our traffic culture, through education and social marketing, into one which recognizes that roads are for all people, not just the ones driving cars.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo
Entries by Keri Caffrey
ORLANDO, FL – Florida Bicycle Association is proud to announce that MetroPlan Orlando, the metropolitan planning organization for the Orlando urban area, is providing financial support for FBA’s CyclingSavvy adult traffic cycling program. The MetroPlan board unanimously approved a grant of $12,800 to support CyclingSavvy courses in the Orlando area. These funds will offer MetroPlan […]
Orlando-based CyclingSavvy instructors will be assisting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in organizing its first Orlando fundraising century ride. Our support of this event includes assistance with route development, rider information materials and a century training program to help riders build mileage while giving them essential skills for operating their bicycles safely on the road. Cycle […]
This past weekend (Jan 21-23) Mighk and I trained the first class of CyclingSavvy Instructors (CSIs). We had five from Orlando, three from Jacksonville, one from West Palm Beach and one from Ft Myers. The course was demanding. In addition to the 20 hours of training, the students studied an extensive reading list on topics […]
The key to confident cycling lies in your powers of observation. The safest and most competent traffic cyclists are not necessarily bold or fast. They are observant. They identify patterns in the chaos and they take advantage of them.
A special class was held in may for local advocates, planners and others working to promote alternative transportation.
The on-bike sessions of our first pilot course were held November 14, 2009.
This is a very easy maneuver. It does not require speed. It requires the ability to ride in a straight line, take a hand off the handlebars to signal and maintain control of the bike while looking over your shoulder.
The epiphany which transforms us into confident cyclists is grasping the simple (albeit counter-intuitive) fact that we have control of our environment. That control comes from predictability, communication and (believe it or not) self-image.
Mindful bicycling requires calm situation awareness. Situation awareness is the perception of environmental elements within a volume of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status in the near future.