Learn to bicycle safely in traffic, on trails

Those of us who think of ourselves as experienced cyclists can always learn more about how to stay safe out there. The same applies to anyone else who rides a bicycle, whether on our recreational trails or public roadways.

Think about taking this course, which was announced in The Bike Lane newsletter that arrived in today’s email:

Paul Salamon, a League Cycling Instructor and City of Cedar Rapids Bicycle Advisory Committee member, will teach the League of American Bicyclists basic traffic riding skills class “Traffic Skills 101.” The class covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast paced, 9 hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.

To register for the class, email Paul at salamon.paul@imonmail.com or call 319-363-3173.

The two-day class will be held on Friday, September 18 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 220 40th St NE in Cedar Rapids.

The fee is $8.00 to pay for the student manual. Class size is limited to 15 students.

Equipment required: please bring your bicycle, helmet and rain gear (if it looks like rain on Saturday).

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