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“Smart Cycling - Traffic Skills 101” classes coming to Spokane, scholarships available

On the momentum of Bike Month in Spokane, there's an important upcoming event that could assist potential riders who are reluctant about getting out on the road: The League of American Bicyclists is offering “Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101” classes which give cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely, and legally, on streets.

You'll learn principles of riding with traffic, predicting and avoiding motorist errors, bike handling skills, basic bicycle maintenance, and essential gear. The class is taught by certified instructors and includes a student manual. It's recommended for adults and children above age 15 and students ages 15 to 17 must have a parent present. Class hours are spent both in the classroom and on street settings to prepare cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Bring a bike in good condition and a helmet and one class is for women only.

The cost to you for this class is $10. The value of the class is $50 but the City of Spokane will provide a $40 scholarship for each participant from the Comprehensive Educational Program grant awarded to help reduce pedestrian and bicyclist collisions. To reserve your spot visit and choose Spokane Bicycle Traffic Skills and select your class dates. Class dates: May 15 & 21; May 30, June 6 & 13; June 5 & 9, and June 21 & 23. For details go HERE.

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