Bike Education FAQ
Schedule a Smart Cycling class directly with your League certified bicycle instructor, Debra Stefan, LCI. Successful completion of the full Smart Cycling Class (formerly Traffic Skills 101) is mandatory prior to register for the Seminar with a score of 85% or better. The full course includes both the classroom (which can be taken online) and the on-bike sessions. All candidates MUST complete the class at least three weeks prior to the LCI seminar.
WHO: Anyone wanting to learn the best practices for bike riding. Bicycle community influencers, on-bike security, recreational cyclists will learn on local City of Henderson streets and trails (elementary biking skill required). Lessons to Teach You To Ride A Bike
WHO’S OFFERING THIS? Debra Stefan, Certified League Cycling Instructor, 2020 Educator of the Year, League of American Bicyclists
WHAT: Full classroom instruction including the on-bike coaching or just the on-bike practical for Smart Cycling road and trail, bike handling drills and vehicular biking in traffic.
WHERE: TBA Location will include a classroom setting for the educational review segment, private parking lot bicycle handling drills, then the out-and-back local street ride.
WHEN: Year-round appointments are on a first-come basis available most Sundays 12-6 PM with prepayment and confirmation.
COST: Fees vary according to the number of participants in the class session. Please make a prepaid appointment with confirmation; space is limited.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Bike education review or (full instruction) in the classroom and on-bike handling plus a supervised skills evaluation ride
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The Smart Cycling FULL curriculum
The full (9-hour) course teaches students to develop awareness, technique, and safety skills. (An online version is available for self study.) Students will learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride a bike in various traffic conditions, terrain and climates. All rides are covered under the League’s insurance. Qualified participants will already have the basic ability to ride a bike. Personal bike training is available on a limited basis for those who want to learn how to ride a bike Adult Bicycling Lessons Teach You To Ride A Bike | Debra Stefan, LCI. This course will not be for those under 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent and at least fourteen years old.
The Smart Cycling ON-BIKE curriculum
The ON-BIKE course (6-hour) gives students a review of the (online) curriculum with practical application of bicycle handling drills, and vehicular cycling on the roadway in traffic.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Bring a bike, lock, and helmet (required), illuminated front headlight, and red rear light.
NEED A BIKE?
Contact Debra for a loaner bike and a free DOT helmet
Smart Cycling is by the League of American Bicyclists for cyclists to ride safely and effectively on roadways or bike paths with confidence. Classes are for people who want to become well-versed in safe biking on the road and bike paths.
Expand bike handling skills with a solid foundation of safe cycling principles and practices.
Safely deal with traffic and other challenges on the road or bike path.
Set the best example for others to follow.