Cycling Safely Around the City

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is offering free virtual bike classes. Register for the Virtual City Cycling Class on Wednesday, May 27, at 5:30 pm. This class will improve your experience and safety as you ride around the city.

Can’t make this class? Then check out some of the Smart Cycling videos from The League of American Cyclists.

Make sure your bicycle is in working order before taking it out for a spin by doing the ABC Bike check.

Air: Be sure you have enough air in your tires
Brakes: Look to see that your brake pads are not worn
Chain and Cranks: Pull on your cranks to see that they are not loose and look to see that the chain is not rusted and it is free of gunk
Quick Release: Make sure all quick releases are closed
Check: Take a slow brief ride to check that your bike is working properly

 

Cycling Classes for Adults and Children Start Soon: Register Today!

Decatur Active Living is offering a series of Bicycle Safety Classes for both Adults and Children. It is a great time to learn how to ride, brush up on your skills and/or get over your fears of riding around town in traffic. Also nice time to prepare the children to safely ride the new bicycle they may get over the holidays.

Casual Cycling: Ongoing
Mondays 9:30-11:30am (#243010-38) 
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (#243010-39
Fee: $20 Decatur Resident, $30 Nonresident
A two hour session geared for the average cyclists who want to use their bicycle for trips to the grocery store, shops, etc. Taught by ByBicycles Pam Aerts and Mike Gerke. Please register in advance through WebTrac or at Beacon Hill Center.

Smart Cycling for Adults
Saturday, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10am  – noon
Combined Classes: #243010-34
Fee: $100 Decatur Resdient, $130 Nonresident
Traffic Skills 101 gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. Taught by Mike Sheehan, LCI.
Please register in advance through WebTrac or at Beacon Hill Center.

Smart Cycling for Children
Saturday, October 13, 20, 27, 1-2pm
#242010-20
Fee: $80 for Resident, $100 for Nonresident
This series of classes is designed to give children the skills they need to ride safely. Instruction includes signaling, safe starts and stops, bicycle and helmet safety checks and more. Please register in advance at Beacon Hill Center or through WebTrac.

Classes will be held at Beacon Hill Center.