ROCHESTER TRAFFIC SAFETY 101
Our education team was in Rochester on April 7th and 8th teaching the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling class. The Smart Cycling program is a comprehensive, 9-hour class that combines classroom instruction, on bike skill drills, and a group ride to teach important concepts and skills to make students more confident when riding their bicycles in traffic. Some of the skills taught are principles of traffic law, bicycle handling, and crash avoidance techniques. The Rochester class graduated 13 Smart Cyclists.
This is the first in a series of Smart Cycling classes NYBC will be holding statewide. The next classes are scheduled for Albany, starting Wednesday, April 26 and in Kingston starting on May 9th. Other classes are being planned for Syracuse, Buffalo, as well as in the North Country and Southern Tier.
Special thanks to volunteer instructor David Wells from the Southern Tier Bicycle Club who made the trip up to assist with the training. Thanks to Rochester Bicycle Club for working with us to schedule and organize the class and for providing lunch. Last, but not least, thank you to Exercise Express for providing the space for the class.