The Louisville Bicycle Club presents:

2019 NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES


Sponsored by:






Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement

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 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.
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There are 5 clinics, each with 5 classes._________________________________________________________________

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. The first 3 clinics are limited to 50 registrants; the last two clinics are limited to 60 registrants.

Clinic 1: Mondays, 6 - 9 pm, April 22 thru May 20, Waterfront Park, Yellow Lot, Louisville, KY. Maximum number of participants: 50.  To Register for Clinic 1: Registration opens March 15th  2019 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB CLINIC 1-NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

Clinic 2: Sunday, 2 - 5 pm, May 19 thru June 16, St. Stephan Baptist Church, 1018 S. 15th St., Louisville, KY (Report to the Family Life Center) Maximum number of participants 50.  To Register for Clinic 2: Registration opens March 15th 2019 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB CLINIC 2-NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

Clinic 3: Wednesdays
 6 - 9 pm, June 12 thru July 10,  Iroquois Park Amphitheater, 5216 New Cut Rd.  Maximum number of participants: 50.   To Register for Clinic 3: Registration opens March 15th 2019 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB CLINIC 3-NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

Clinic 4: Mondays, 6 - 9 pm, July 1 thru July 29, St. Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Ave.  Maximum number of participants: 60. To Register for Clinic 4:  Registration opens March 15th 2019 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB CLINIC 4-NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

Clinic 5: Sundays 2-5 pm, July 28 thru August 25, Baptist Healthcare Eastpoint, 2400 Eastpoint Parkway, Louisville, 40223.  Maximum number of participants: 60.   To Register for Clinic 5:  Registration opens March 15th 2019 LOUISVILLE BICYCLE CLUB CLINIC 5-NEW RIDER / BIKE HANDLING CLASSES

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Each Clinic has 5 classes. Topics to be covered include:
Class #  
1 Bike basics - bike/helmet fit; traffic laws; ABC Quick Check.

2 Gearing/shifting; lane positioning; parking lot drills.

3 Five layers of safety; riding in groups; parking lot drills.

Tools & basic repairs; tire changing.

Nutrition/hydration/clothing; parking lot drills.
Evaluations & Presentation of Jerseys


 

Each class includes the following:
  • One hour of instruction by seasoned riders followed by practice on your bike.
  • An easy, 5 to 10 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 for the ride. 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.
  • Take-home educational material provided to all participants.
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES OF ONE CLINIC.

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 education@louisvillebicycleclub.org


THESE FREE CLASSES ARE SPONSORED BY BAPTIST HEALTH SPORTS MEDICINE, THE MAYOR’S HEALTHY HOMETOWN MOVEMENT AND THE LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS’ “BIKE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY” PROGRAM




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