Bicycle Traffic Skills 101

Bicycle Traffic Skills 101


The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council, in partnership with the New York Bicycling Coalition, is pleased to bring a Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 course to Dutchess County.

The course will be held October 3-4 in Poughkeepsie, near Route 55/Noxon Road and the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail.

Do you feel confident and safe riding a bike in traffic?

Do you know enough to teach your kids to ride cautiously and conspicuously on their own?

When you drive a car, are you comfortable sharing the road with people on bikes?

 If not, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 is for you!


The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council and New York Bicycling Coalition are co-sponsoring Traffic Skills 101, a bicycling course to give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail.

The course is taught by League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and Dutchess County resident Bill Barbour.

You will learn:

Ø  Your rights (and responsibilities) as a bicyclist

Ø  How to conduct bicycle safety checks

Ø  How to fix a flat

Ø  Safe riding skills: how to ride visibly and predictably on the road

Ø  Crash avoidance techniques

 Ages 18+ only. Bicycle & helmet required.

Date: October 3-4: Friday 6:00-9:00pm (indoor classroom session) & Saturday 8:30am-2:30pm (outdoor skills practice and group ride)

Rain date: October 17-18

The cost for the two days is $20 per person, which includes a 6-month trial membership to the New York Bicycling Coalition. Registration is half price, thanks to a subsidy from Dutchess County and the Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council.

Location: 84 Patrick Lane, Poughkeepsie (Noxon Business Park; near Rte 55/Noxon Rd and the WRS Dutchess Rail Trail)

Class size is limited to 20.

Register by September 30th: or call 518-436-0889.

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