How much could there be to learn? Little did I know!

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Beth Gellman unexpectedly discovers confidence, joy and freedom through CyclingSavvy St Louis.

A few tricks over the Memorial Bridge

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Crossing the Memorial Bridge from West Springfield to Springfield can be intimidating for a cyclist who is not accustomed to riding assertively and can be confusing for a cyclist who is not familiar with the neighborhood. However, with the proper skills, it is easy and nothing to be afraid of. However, there are two tricky elements that you should know about.

Left turn onto New South Street from Route 9 in Northampton

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Many cyclists, even highly experienced and conscientious ones, wait till the last minute before moving left in preparation for making a left turn. However, by making the move early, and by choosing the best point at which to make it, a cyclist can avoid unnecessary negotiations with other drivers, thus making their travels faster and easier.
Shared lane markings on Victory Ave. (Dallas, TX)

Following Traffic Patterns, Not Paint

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Why I am ignoring the new sharrows downtown (and why drivers…

Couch Potato to Savvy Cyclist in 4.0 Months

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by Monique Donahue Let’s face it: I’ve never been…

Freedom and Vitality on 3 Wheels

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Twenty-seven years ago, after two 8-hour surgeries to remove…

Strategic Setup for a Left Turn

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Here's the challenge. We've ridden north on Thomasville Rd.…

I thought I knew everything I needed to know

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"I've been commuting by bike to work... for 11 or 12 years. I consider myself an experienced cyclist. I thought I knew everything I really needed to know until I took a CyclingSavvy class and discovered a whole new approach to to riding in traffic."

Vantage in the Queue

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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.

Reality Check

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A couple years ago I asked some friends for advice on a good…