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BikeEd: update from Austin’s Traffic Skills 101 course

Every time I get to teach a class, either school children, novice road cyclists, or future instructors, I remember why I love this job. I get out in the fresh air, I get to meet some great people and I get to ride a bike. It doesn’t get much better than that. We have a great education program with great instructors to train everyone from the rank beginner to someone getting back on a bike after thirty years off. Lots of changes are going on now. If you are looking for a class, use our course and instructor finder.smart_cycling_cover

This weekend in Austin, we had a group of students from Team Luna Chix who encourage women to get active and ride. No racing, just riding. They also raise money for the Breast Cancer fund which works to prevent this terrible disease. In addition we had two “old” guys, one retired from flying Harrier jets for the Marines and one retired from being an Air Traffic Controller. Their participation made for a great class with lots of chatter and people learning some things about bike handling and lane positioning.

Here’s a great blog post from one of the “old” guys who just completed the core Traffic Skills 101 class in Austin, Texas.

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