Fall 2015: Confident City Cycling - NCPD 130



Fall 2015: Confident City Cycling - NCPD 130


Mon. Sep 14, 2015 - Mon. Sep 28, 2015 (3 weeks)
Every Monday from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Zehmer Hall, Room E

You know that biking is good for the environment, good for the wallet, and good for the waistline. Don’t let fear or rusty skills keep you from enjoying the benefits of the urban biking movement. Through a combination of in-class instruction and on-the-road training and outings, this course provides current and would-be bicyclists the knowledge, confidence, and skills to safely bike in an urban environment. Building upon the League of American Bicyclists’ confident city cycling course, topics include basics of bike handling and maintenance, avoiding hazards and crashes, traffic maneuvering techniques and traffic laws, proper gear, and riding etiquette. Weekend on-bike sessions provide an opportunity to put new skills and training to work while also exploring biking facilities in both the Charlottesville and Richmond area. Successfully complete the course to receive certification from the League of American Bicyclists. Students are expected to provide their own properly working bicycle and helmet unless special arrangements are made with the instructors.
Required text: Traffic Skills 101 Booklet (available through instructors)
Instructor: Chris Gist is the GIS specialist with the U.Va. Library. With more than 20 years of experience as a bike commuter and instructor, Chris is certified to teach smart cycling by the League of American Bicyclists. He is a member of the City of Charlottesville Bike/Pedestrian Committee and Charlottesville Community Bikes.
On-road field trips: Saturdays, Sept 26, Oct 3, and Oct 10 (subject to change due to weather, etc). Details TBA.
This course is offered by the School of Continuing & Professional Studies.
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