Safe and Confident Bicycle Commuting, 201

Sponsored by Health Improvement Program


Tuesday, July 20, 2010
5:30 pm –
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HRP-Redwood Building, Rm T116 & Stock Farm parking area

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650 721-6003


Event Details:

If you know how to balance and pedal but would like to improve your bicycle handling skills and confidence, our on-bike, off-street class is for you. This group practice, held on a nearby Stanford parking lot, covers several “building block” techniques that are key to enjoying bicycling for transportation and recreation. You'll see and learn how to:

* Begin pedaling quickly -- without hesitation

* Stop smoothly and precisely -- without fear of falling

* Turn confidently without wobbling -- both while pedaling and coasting

* Steer confidently with one hand -- to safely give a hand signal or use a water bottle

* Scan, signal, and move to a new line of travel -- essential for changing lanes or getting in line with other drivers

* Shift gears smoothly and understand when to shift -- to make riding up or down hills easier

The instructors will demonstrate and explain all techniques. Please bring a working bicycle, ready to ride, and a bicycle helmet.

Instructors: John Ciccarelli, League Cycling Instructor, and Jane Rothstein, HIP Coordinator of Environmental Behavior Change.

Admission Info

Register at http://hip.stanford.edu Class Fee: $30 Class Code: bike-02