Location: Topeka

Traffic Skills 101 Workshop in Topeka

As roadways and bike trails become increasingly complex and congested, do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bicycle? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? When you drive your car, are you confident on how to share the road with bicyclists? The Smart Cycling program gives you the tips, tools, and techniques to confidently to answer YES to each of those questions.

On our roadways, bikes are treated as vehicles. Simply knowing how to ride a bike is not the same as knowing how to operate a bike safely and legally.

Here’s an opportunity to learn critical skills for bicycling on the roadways of Kansas. From the flyer:

Traffic Skills 101 Workshop in TopekaSMART CYCLING: TRAFFIC SKILLS 101

This workshop is a program presented by the Kaw Valley Bicycle Club and the League of American Bicyclists. It will give cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.

Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, six-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.

All participants must bring their bicycle and must have a helmet. All participants will be able to purchase a manual for $8.

The workshop is a total of 6 hours held on two consecutive Saturday mornings, April 25th and May 2nd, 9am-12pm at Crestview Community Center, 4801 SW Shunga Dr, Topeka, KS 66614 see map

The workshop is run by League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Alan Apel. Certified, insured and equipped to teach anything from basic skills to college level courses, LCIs are the experts in bicycle education and safety.

The cost is $25 ($20 for Topeka residents). You can sign up at the Parks & Recreation of Topeka web site, CODE: 1-26-033-33.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

One response to “Traffic Skills 101 Workshop in Topeka”

  1. Randy says:

    Unfortunately, after posting this announcement, I received word that the workshop has been canceled due to an insufficient number of pre-registrations. I’ll try to get the word out sooner next time!