Want to feel more safe and confident riding your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain, and climates? Want to connect with other people who enjoy cycling and learn how to get involved in improving the bike community? BPAC is hosting two FREE Smart Cycling classes, designed to help people ride more safely and confidently. Whether you’ve been riding for years or just started riding because of the pandemic, you’ll learn useful skills and tips in this class.

Name:  20200809_113628 Jen.jpg
Views: 41
Size:  96.2 KB

The Smart Cycling class consists of online instruction as well as on-bike instruction. Participants can choose from two options for the on-bike portion of the class. To sign up for the class on Friday, April 30, from 2-6 p.m. at Alexandria’s Ben Brenman Park, register at bit.ly/SmartCyclingALX2021. Or sign up for the class on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Journey Church in Springfield by registering at bit.ly/SmartCyclingFFX2021.

These classes are for people who know how to ride a bike and would like to expand their skills. They are funded by a Northern Virginia Regional Commission/Virginia Highway Safety Office grant, and are open to anyone who lives or works in northern Virginia. After completion of the course, students are required to participate in two volunteer activities promoting bicycling or walking.

For everyone’s health and safety, we’ll be taking covid-19 precautions during the on-bike portion of the class, including capping class capacity at 12 students, asking students to self-screen, requiring people to wear masks during the skills drills, and requiring people to maintain social distance.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today!