Traffic Skills 101
Do you feel confident and safe riding a bike in traffic?
Do you know enough to teach your kids to ride cautiously and conspicuously on their own?
When you drive a car, are you confident in how to share the road with people on bikes?
If not, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 is for you!
BICYCLE TRAFFIC SKILLS 101
POUGHKEEPSIE – OCTOBER 17-18, 2014
The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council and New York Bicycling Coalition are co-sponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course is taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. You will learn:
- Your rights (and responsibilities) as a bicyclist
- How to conduct bicycle safety checks
- How to fix a flat
- Safe riding skills: how to ride visibly and predictably on the road
- Crash avoidance techniques
From April to June, 2014, New York Bicycling Coalition partnered with the Capital District Transportation Committee to offer Traffic Skills 101 courses to new and experienced cyclists in the Capital Region. Courses were held in Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Springs and taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.