Friday, January 18, 2013

Bike Safety Classes: One hour to safer rides

Bruce Wickert 3:06pm Jan 18 Bike Safety Classes: One hour to safer rides The Capital Regional Planning Commission and Bike and Pedestrian Associates are pleased to announce FREE one hour bike classes that WILL improve your safety while riding your bike on the street, in bike lanes, or on multiuse trails. This class will help prevent you from crashing by avoiding hazards, and riding in a predictable and safe way where other riders, and drivers are less likely to crash into YOU. This is class is not aimed at super fit and high speed riders. The techniques taught can be used by riders of ALL abilities. LSU has begun enforcement of traffic laws in place for cyclists, and this course has all the information you need to avoid receiving a citation. Students, commuters, fitness and recreational riders are encouraged to attend. All classes are open to adults (18 and older) with drivers licence knowledge of the rules of the road. Classes will be conducted Weeknights and Saturdays at the BREC Independence Park (Lobdell @ Government/Independence) meeting room complex. Tuesday 22 Jan @ 6:30 PM Thursday 24 Jan @ 6:30 PM Saturday 26 Jan @ 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM Monday 28 Jan @ 6:30 PM Tuesday 29 Jan @6:30 PM Wednesday 30 Jan @ 6:30 PM Thursday 31 Jan @ 6:30 PM Advanced registration is highly recommended, as class sizes are limited to 12 people per session. Register by contacting: J. T. Sukits (CRPC) 225.383.5203 Bruce Wickert (BRBC) 225.963.8616 Classes will be taught by either LAB certified instructor Bruce Wickert, or BRPD bike patrol officers Kyle Callihan, or Don Coppola. You are NOT required to bring a bicycle. This class is made possible by generous a safety education grant from DOTD. See attachments for a flyer with course information (feel free to forward and distribute at will) and a course outline. Bruce

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