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!


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

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 – Poughkeepsie

October 17-18, 2014
84 Patrick Lane, Poughkeepsie (near the Dutchess Rail Trail)
Friday 6:00-9:00pm (indoors) & Saturday 8:30am-2:30pm (outdoors)

Ages 18+ only
Bicycle & helmet required, please dress for the weather.

Cost is $20 per person, includes 6-month trial membership in New York Bicycling Coalition.
(Registration fee is half-price, thanks to the Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council!)

Registration Deadline is October 15, 2014 and is limited to 20 participants

To register and complete your payment via PayPal, click the link below.  You will receive a prompt email confirmation from NYBC with additional details about the course.

To register off-line, please contact Josh at or call 518-436-0889.


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.