The full CyclingSavvy class includes Truth & Techniques, Train Your Bike, and the Tour de Greensboro:
- Truth & Techniques: Wednesday, June 2nd and Friday, June 4th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. (Virtual sessions: Link will be sent to registrants the day of the presentation.)
- Train Your Bike: Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at First Baptist Church (1000 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401)
- Tour de Greensboro: Saturday, June 5 from 1:00 to 4:30 PM; We will start from and return to the parking lot at First Baptist Church.
Truth & Techniques is an online classroom session when we’ll show you how to prevent the most common types of crashes — even those caused by motorist errors. We use illustrations, animations, and video to make it fun, engaging, and easy to understand. (No bike is required.)
Train Your Bike is a bike-handling session (parking lot skills session) where we teach essential techniques for handling your bike easily and efficiently. This session offers a progressive series of group activities and individual coaching to build skills from simple balance and shifting gears to avoiding hazards. (Helmet and waiver required.)
The Tour de Greensboro is our signature on-road experience and an experiential tour of our city’s streets and roads. The course includes some of the more common and intimidating road features (intersections, interchanges, merges, etc.) you as a cyclist might find in your travels. We’ll travel as a group, stopping to survey and discuss each exercise location. After observing the feature, discussing the traffic dynamics and the best strategies for safe and easy passage, participants ride through individually and regroup at a nearby location.
CyclingSavvy is a program of the American Bicycling Education Association. Our mission is to provide programs and resources for the education of bicyclists as drivers of vehicles, and bicycling-related education for traffic engineers, transportation planners, law enforcement professionals, educators, and the general public.
We believe that…
- Bicycling in traffic is safe and easy and does not require athleticism, speed, or bravery.
- Successful bicycling does require a basic understanding of traffic dynamics and a belief in one’s equal right to the road.
- Most people prefer quiet routes. Bicyclists can learn strategies to overcome common barriers to connecting quiet streets. These strategies are the focus of what we teach.
- Bicycling education makes people better drivers (of any type of vehicle) by understanding traffic dynamics that are not taught in Driver’s Education.
- Situational Awareness, Predictive Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, Communication, Cooperation, Self-Reliance & Responsibility: There are the essential underpinnings of CyclingSavvy and enhance our lives beyond successful bicycling.
The ticket is for the three-part class, including the Tour de Greensboro session. Once you sign up, go here for essential information you’ll want before the workshop.