Take a Class
Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? When you drive your car, are you confident on how to share the road with people on bikes?
The Smart Cycling program gives you the tips, tools, and techniques to confidently to answer YES to each question. Our classes are taught to children and adults across the country by certified League Cycling Instructors (LCI).
Traffic Skills 101
Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) is a fast-paced class that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen.
Traffic Skills 201
Traffic Skills 201 (TS201) is designed for advanced riders. This class covers topics such as fitness and physiology, training for long rides, advanced mechanics, paceline skills, advanced traffic negotiation and all-weather riding.
Group Riding is for experienced riders who are interested in group rides.
Commuting is for adult riders who are interested in commuting to work or school by bike. This follow-up class to TS101 covers topics including route selection, dealing with cargo and clothing, bike parking, lighting, reflection, and all-weather riding.
Bicycling Skills 123 Youth
Bicycling Skills 123 Youth is composed of 13 on-bike stations that teach children better bike handling skills.
Bicycling Skills 123
Bicycling Skills 123 is designed for adults who are not ready for the full TS101 class. These students will practice their handling drills in order to feel more confident on their bicycle.
Safe Routes to School
This program is designed to increase the safety of youth bicyclists and walkers, the number and frequency of children bicycling and walking, and improve the lives of children. The curriculum is divided into three levels. Each progressive level provides more in-depth learning and greater opportunity for students to practice and apply safety knowledge in real-life scenarios. Each level requires increased expertise, time, and resources to effectively implement.
Are you interested in riding, but could use a little more information to help boost your confidence? Our education videos are a great place to start!
Smart Cycling classes will not only give you confidence to ride, but connect you with other bicyclists and advocates in your area.
The League’s education program offers the only nationwide instructor certification program. Can’t find a class in your area? Contact a local instructor!
These tip sheets will help you learn more about how to ride safely and perform maintenance on your bike.