The Traffic Skills 101 bicycle education course will be offered in Carson City May 7-8, 2010. This nine-hour course is designed by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and covers many topics including: The Bicycle, Maintenance Basics, Clothing and Equipment Basics, Bicycle Handling Basics, Your Role in Traffic, Avoiding Crashes, Hazard Avoidance Maneuvers, Riding Enjoyment, Ride Etiquette, and Helping Motorists Share the Road. Though it will not teach you how to bike, it will teach you how to bike with greater safety and confidence. The course is instructed by Dan Allison, Charles Nelson, and Myron Dong, all LAB certified League Cycling Instructors, and is primarily sponsored by the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.
Whether you are new to bicycling or an experienced hand, and whether you use your bicycle as transportation or for recreation, the course has something to offer you. If you are thinking about starting to commute or increasing your commuting by bicycle during Bike to Work Month/Week/Day, this course will support you.
A flier is available, and more information including registration is at http://allisondan.raincloudpub.com/bike_ed/ts101.shtml. A League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar, which is the class for people wanting to teach bicycling education, will also be offered this spring or summer, but no date has been set. The TS101 course is a pre-requisite to the LCI seminar.