Bicycling 101 Postponed

Bicycling 101 Postponed

 

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.

Artist Tess Elliot received first place honors in this year's Windows on Main exhibit with her suspended and “exploded” vintage three-speed bike in the window at People’s Bicycle, 430 Main St.

Artist Tess Elliot received first place honors in this year’s Windows on Main exhibit with her suspended and “exploded” vintage three-speed bike in the window at People’s Bicycle, 430 Main St.

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