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Laurie Cohen

After brief but glorious stints as a child bicycle commuter and a teen transportation cyclist, I hung up my trusty Schwinn in the late 1970s.  Nearly forty years later, I became an empty-nester who realized how much I had been missing the physical, emotional, environmental, and social joys of cycling, and I got back on my bike.

When my husband, Marshall, and I took up bicycle touring, it quickly became clear to me that we were going to need to learn the best possible strategies for successful cycling in traffic if we wanted to minimize stress and maximize our enjoyment of our cross-country rides.  An exhaustive search of existing bicycling skills programs led us to Cycling Savvy.  The skills and strategies we learned had such a positive effect on our cycling experience that we want to share them with other bicycle drivers!

In addition to being a Cycling Savvy instructor, I have completed Adventure Cycling’s Tour Leader training.  Volunteering with the Adaptive Sports Connection cycling program gives me an opportunity to share with riders of all ability levels the thrill and satisfaction of riding a bicycle.