Due to rain, The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council is re-scheduling the Bicycle Traffic Skills 101 course for October 17 and 18 (Friday and Saturday).
Here is the updated information:
The course will be October 17-18 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!
BICYCLE TRAFFIC SKILLS 101
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.
*UPDATED* Date: October 17-18: Friday 6:00-9:00pm (indoor classroom session) & Saturday 8:30am-2:30pm (outdoor skills practice and group ride)
In case of rain, registrants will be notified of postponement or cancellation.
Cost: $20 per person – includes a 6-month trial membership to the New York Bicycling Coalition! (Registration is half price, thanks to 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 October 15th: www.nybc.net/traffic-skills-101 or call 518-436-0889.