Traffic Skills 101



Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? When you drive your car, are you confident on how to share the road with people on bikes?

The Capital District Transportation Committee and New York Bicycling Coalition are cosponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.

Course Dates & Locations:

  • Saratoga Springs - May 9 & 10
    6-9pm Friday / 10am-4pm Saturday
    West Avenue YMCA
  • AlbanyMay 23 & 24
    6-9pm Friday / 10am-4pm Saturday
    SUNY Albany Downtown Campus
  • SchenectadyJune 4, 11 & 18
    6pm-9pm (3 consecutive sessions)
    Location TBD

Saratoga Springs and Albany courses will have both a Friday and Saturday component. The Schenectady course will be held over 3 consecutive Wednesdays. All courses involve a classroom component and an outdoor component, please dress for the weather.

The cost to register is $5 per person (collected at the workshop, please bring cash or check made to NYBC).  Lunch on Saturday is included. A bicycle and helmet are required to participate. Please contact us if you don’t have a bicycle and/or helmet – our volunteer network may be able to provide loaners.

Please complete this form to register for the training:

If you have questions please contact Josh Wilson at or by phone at 518-436-0889.