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Skills and Safety Classes and Resources

All scheduled classes have been cancelled due to the San Mateo County and Santa Clara County shelter-in-place directives, originally issued March 16, 2020


May 2020: Bike Skills 101 - Fundamental Bike Handling Skills

Presented by Savvy Bike, on behalf of Western Wheelers, this members-only clinic is the foundation of everything else you’ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You’ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We’ll learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee you’ll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike. One Session available, May 3. 


May 2020: Bike Skills 201 - Climbing + Descending Skills

Presented by Savvy Bike, on behalf of Western Wheelers, this members-only clinic is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Bike Skills 101. What goes up must come down, right? In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we’ll teach you how to climb like a pro – seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we’ll teach you how to come back down again, focusing on a fast straight descent, and then a technical switchbacky descent. One session available, May 3.


Coaching & Training
Western Wheelers Bicycle Club offers this list for reference only. Coaching services vary, contact the companies directly for more information.


Resources  


League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101
online course


Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally, and Safely, by John S. Allen.

The physical manual (available to WWBC members upon request) includes most of the California specific vehicle codes applicable to bicycle travel.


As a cyclist on the roadway, you have the same rights and responsibilities of a vehicle driver and are responsible for complying with the California Vehicle Code (CVC).  


League of American Bicyclists  Smart Cycling Quick Guide (sample, preview version)


League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Manual (purchase through LAB)



League of American Bicyclists Education Videos

  • Basic Bike Check
  • Bike Lanes
  • Intersection Positioning
  • Scanning
  • Share the Trail
  • Shifting Gears
  • Signaling
  • Traffic Laws and Cycling
  • and more...


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