Lifelong Learning Bike Courses

Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah is conducting one new bicycle courses in Fall semester 2001 and the return of last year's hit in Spring semester 2002. Here are some of the details!
Description Develop the skills and knowledge to ride busy city streets with confidence. We'll start with how to choose, fit, and maintain your bike. Next we'll cover traffic situations: where to ride in a lane, how to change lanes smoothly and turn left in heavy traffic, and how to deal with emergencies. Each session we'll hit the roads for some guided real-world experience. Bike commuting tips are also included. You'll need a bike, helmet, gloves, and comfortable bike clothes. The course is based on the League of American Bicyclists "Bike Ed" program (formerly Effective Cycling), the only nationally recognized bike safety program.
Target Audience This course is meant for cyclists of all levels who want to learn how to survive when riding on urban streets. The course consists of classroom sessions to learn basic cycling skills and traffic strategies and extensive parking lot drills to learn special safety maneuvers so basic riding skills are necessary. Based on the number and experience of the participants, we will divide into groups so that everyone can learn.
When September 15, 22, and 29, 9:00 am -- 1:00 pm
Where University of Utah Campus: Annex,
1901 East South Campus Drive
Cost $75 (includes course manual)
Instructors Rob MacLeod, Chris Quann, and Dennis Guy-Sell
All are certified Bike Ed/Effective Cycling Instructors, members of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC) and very experienced in all aspects of cycling.
Description Back by popular demand after its first successful run in 2001 this course will be part of the Spring 2002 program. Dates are not set, so stay tuned to this web site.

"I credit this course with taking 10 minuntes off my time up Millcreek Canyon" .... Andy Cravens, course participant.

Improve your fitness and road-riding skills with our noncompetitive Thursday evening rides. We'll cover riding in groups, pace lines, safe passing, negotiating traffic, drafting, and communicating with other riders. Rides will start and end at the Annex building and will include regrouping to adjust for varying abilities. Road bikes only, please! Helmets required.

Target Audience This course is meant for athletic road cyclists who want to learn the basics of group riding so that they are comfortable in large bike events or want to join a bike club, perhaps even try some bike racing.
When Thursdays, April/May 2002 5:30--8:00pm (dates will be available in early 2002)
Where University of Utah Campus: Annex Parking Lot,
1901 East South Campus Drive
Cost $30
Instructors Rob MacLeod and Chris Quann
Both are certified Bike Ed/Effective Cycling Instructors, members of the Rocky Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) and very experienced in all aspects of road cycling and racing.
Additional Information
More Information Contact Rob or go to Lifelong Learning web site
To register Call 801-581-6463, register in person at 1185 Annex Building (1901 E. South Campus Dr., Room 1185), or go to Lifelong Learning registration site

Last modified: Sun Aug 19 14:49:51 MDT 2001