People are cycling more than ever.
Gyms and pools are closed; countless people are staying and working at home. Many people are turning to cycling as a way to keep physically active, and to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in trains and buses. Cyclists are increasingly using e-bikes to cover longer distances in less time and with less effort.
Traffic-cycling education — to make cycling safer and more enjoyable — has never been more important. Regardless of your level of bicycling experience, you can benefit from one or both of this month’s CyclingSavvy Zoom Webinars.
Compelling Reasons To Attend
1. If you are a cyclist.
Even if you are just thinking of getting on a bike, register for the free one-hour “Introduction to CyclingSavvy” Webinar. It’s next Wednesday, December 9, at 6 PM Pacific / 7 PM Mountain / 8 PM Central / 9 PM Eastern Time. This Facebook event listing offers more details. Free required Zoom registration is here.
2. If you know others who cycle — or are interested in cycling — and care about maximizing their cycling safety and enjoyment.
3. If you are a bike club/organization member.
Are you itching to get back to group rides again? Ask leaders to make your organization a CyclingSavvy webinar sponsor. Then you and all members of your club can attend the Zoom Webinar for Bike Clubs and Group Rides on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
For bicycle club/organization leaders:
A requested donation of $100 will give all of your club members free access to the December 16 Zoom Webinar.
Choose the “Benefactor” level at CyclingSavvy.org/support-cyclingsavvy/. Include your organization’s name and state in the “Company” box and indicate “Webinar Sponsor” in the Comments box.
Donations will pay for work being developed exclusively for club and group cycling. Here’s a sneak preview of the new online Group Ride Leader course currently in development:
Donor organizations will receive recognition and the Zoom registration link to share with members. Contact Gary Cziko to discuss other possible club-sponsor options.
Who is running the CyclingSavvy Webinars?
Nadine, Michael and Gary are all board members of the American Bicycling Education Association. John S. Allen, chair of ABEA’s Program Committee, and author of Bicycling Street Smarts and editor of The Savvy Cyclist is the fourth panelist.
For more information about the CyclingSavvy approach to make you a safer and more confident cyclist, visit CyclingSavvy.org. For a sample of what we will cover in the first Webinar, see this lesson from the free online Essentials Short Course.
Here are the sponsoring organizations as of December 8, 2020. Yours belongs on this list!
- Beach Cities Cycling Club (CA)
- Bicycle Club of Irvine (CA)
- Big Orange Cycling (CA)
- Cincinnati Cycle Club (OH)
- Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists (AZ)
- GS Andiamo (CA)
- Major Taylor Cycling Club Los Angeles (CA)
- Riverside Bicycle Club (CA)
- San Diego Bicycle Club (CA)
- Velo Club La Grange (CA)
- WeeklyRides.com (NC)