The class will be held at the City of Edmond Planning and Public Works building located at 10 S. Littler, southeast corner of Main Street and Littler in Edmond. Main entrance is on Littler.
The class is scheduled from 8 am to 4 pm, but we may be able to wrap up earlier. You should bring your bike and helmet and clothes suitable for riding. We will be riding our bikes for some practice sessions in the parking lot and also on the city streets. While on the ride around town we will be stopping for lunch.
In advance of the class I encourage you to go to the League of American Bicyclists online Bicycle Education at http://www.bikeed.org/ and complete the online course and test to check your proficiency. This will prepare you and make the class session much more meaningful.
Also, it would be beneficial to take a look at the League of American Bicyclists SMART CYCLING MANUAL which can be found online at https://issuu.com/bikeleague/docs/league_smartcycling_manual_sample. The answers to the online test questions can be found in this manual. Additionally, you will be receiving a copy of the Smart Cycling Manual when you come to class on the 13th.
The first half of the class will be in a classroom setting, viewing some presentations, discussion, and answering questions you may have. Here are some of the topics:
• ABC Quick Check – verify the bike is ready to ride
• Helmet Check
• Tube and tire repair
• Traffic Law
• Lane changing
• Avoiding crashes
• Sharing the trail
• Group Riding
Then we will head outside to learn and experience some bike handling skills:
• Start/Stop, power pedal position, turn in 20 feet
• Navigating Intersections
• Rock Dodge
• Quick Turn
And finally, we will test our traffic riding skills on nearby streets. Our ride will include a stop at Flatire Burger for lunch at your own expense.