The Louisville Bicycle Club presents:
2016 NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES
These classes are offered to the public at no charge (FREE!).
Riders who complete all 5 classes of a New Rider Clinic will receive a free LBC jersey and a one-year membership in the Louisville Bicycle Club. ______________________________________________________________________________
To participate in these free classes, complete the following 2 steps:
Step 1: Click the link below to the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling/Traffic Skills 101 Course Release Form. Print it out, complete the form including your signature, and bring it with you to the first class of the session. [Also bring your bike and bike helmet to each class!!!]
Step 2: You MUST complete the following online registration. Clinics 1, 2, 3, and 5 are limited to 50 registrants; clinics 4 and 6 are limited to 60 registrants.
Clinic 1: Mondays, 6 - 9 pm, April 25 thru May 23, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot, Louisville, KY. Maximum number of participants: 50. For more info and to register for Clinic 1: Click here:
Clinic 2: Tuesdays, 6 - 9 pm, May 10 thru June 7, Jeffersonville, IN at the Pavilion at the base of the Big Four Bridge. [Park on KY side and ride across Big 4 bridge to class.] Maximum number of participants: 50.
For more info and to register for Clinic 2: Click here.
Clinic 3: Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm, June 1 thru June 29, Ampitheater Parking Lot, Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY. Maximum number of participants: 50. For more info and to register for Clinic 3: Click here.
Clinic 4: Mondays, 6 - 9 pm, June 20 thru July 25, 4500 Bowling Blvd., Louisville, KY. 40207. Maximum number of participants: 60. For more info and to register for Clinic 4: Click here.
Clinic 5: Sundays 2 - 5 pm, July 10 thru August 7, St. Stephen Baptist Church, 1018 South 15th St. Louisville, KY 40210. Maximum number of participants: 50. For more info and to register for Clinic 5: Click here.
Clinic 6: Mondays 6 - 9 pm, August 1 thru 29, Baptist Healthcare Eastpoint, 2400 Eastpoint Parkway, Louisville, 40223. Maximum number of participants: 60. For more info and to register for Clinic 6: Click here.
Each Clinic has 5 classes. Topics to be covered include:
||Bike basics - bike/helmet fit; traffic laws; ABC Quick Check.
||Gearing/shifting; lane positioning; parking lot drills.
||Five layers of safety; riding in groups; parking lot drills.
||Tools & basic repairs; tire changing.
Each class includes the following:
- One hour of instruction by seasoned riders followed by practice on your bike.
- An easy, 5 or 12 mile “practice” ride with traffic, signals, stop signs, lights, busy roads, park roads, and subdivision streets.
- Class participants are split into smaller groups of similar ability with instructors in the front and rear of each group. Individual instruction/assistance is provided if needed.
- Rest stops if and when needed – no one gets dropped or left behind.
- Follow-up discussion and evaluation after the rides.
- Certificates of Completion will be awarded to participants who attend all five classes AND take the written and road tests.
- Take-home educational material provided to all participants.
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES OF ONE CLINIC.
MAKING UP CLASSES IN ALTERNATE CLINICS MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE.
For more details, contact David Wittry at 502-645-0992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THESE FREE CLASSES ARE SPONSORED BY:
*BAPTIST HEALTH SPORTS MEDICINE, in support of,
*THE MAYOR’S HEALTHY HOMETOWN MOVEMENT;
*THE CITY OF JEFFERSONVILLE, IN; AND
*THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS’ “BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY” PROGRAM