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CANCELED | Smart Cycling Class – Traffic Skills 101

March 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Update 3/13/20 – This event has been canceled. Stay up to date with information on campus operations at covid19.wisc.edu.

A fast-paced class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. Basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. The workshop will start in the classroom (WARF Room 132) for discussion about safe riding techniques, then involves on-bike practice in a parking lot environment. The workshop will end with a ride on road.

Course cost is $50. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor (LCI) from the League of American Bicyclists, and will be taught by League Cycling Instructor and LCI Seminar Coach John Rider. Attendance limited to 10 participants; reserve your spot in the class by emailing jrider@tds.net.

You will learn how to: You should bring:
  • Perform a bike safety check before each ride
  • Properly fit your bike helmet
  • Start riding efficiently
  • Stop with control
  • Ride in a straight line
  • Identify hazards
  • Ride in proper lane position
  • Communicate effectively with others on the road
  • Bike in good working order
  • Helmet & Bike Lights
  • Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes
  • Water & Snacks


March 21, 2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726 United States


John Rider