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Smart City Cycling 2: Maneuvering

Saturday, May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

This class is offered in English and in Spanish. Para español clique, aquí.

This on-bike class will focus on the bike-handling skills you need to safely and confidently ride in city traffic. The class will be conducted in a car-free space and is the second in the Smart City Cycling sequence. Smart City Cycling 1: Classroom or Intro to Biking in SF is a prerequisite for this course. If you have not already taken them, you can register here or here.

Topics covered include:

  • How to ride with one hand in order to signal
  • Scanning over one’s shoulder while maintaining a straight line
  • Crash-avoidance maneuvers

This class will prepare you for Smart City Cycling 3: Road Practice, in which you will take your new skills onto the streets.

All participants MUST either bring a bike or rent a bike in advance. Bikes will not be available for rental at the class. If you don’t have a bicycle, we will send information on how to rent one for the class. If the cost of a bike rental (about $20) is a challenge for you, please email chester@sfbike.org or call at‪ (415) 323-0564, as we have some limited funding available for rentals.

COVID protocols: If you’re fully vaccinated (meaning two initial doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the J&J vaccine and a subsequent booster) you are not required to wear a face covering. If you are not fully vaccinated, or do not wish to disclose your vaccination status, we encourage you to wear a well fitted mask for the duration of the class. We also encourage students and instructors to complete a self-health screening before arriving to the class (details will be sent in the confirmation email). We will have masks, hand sanitizer, alcohol spray, and wipes on-site for anyone to use.

Please note: By providing your name and contact information through registration, you are consenting to this information being used for contact tracing should that become necessary.

Please contact Chester Hartsough (chester@sfbike.org or ‪415-323-0564) with any questions about this program.

  

This class is part of the SFMTA’s Bicycle Safety Education program, presented in partnership with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. It is made possible by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority through a grant of Proposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax Funds.

*Events not officially sponsored or organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition are marked with an asterisk. We post events that might be of interest to our SF area members; we do not necessarily endorse any particular group or perspective you may find represented here.

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