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Free Bicycle Traffic Skills Course for 2015

Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division will be offering a free Bicycle Traffic Skills Course once per month in 2015. This class is designed for people who enjoy bicycling for recreation or for those who commute to work on a bike. The class is led by the League Of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors.

The class meets twice, offering riders a classroom session and a practical road session. The classroom session meets from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The road session times and days are listed below. All classes meet at the Oceanside Library Community Rooms, located  330 North Coast Highway.

While classes are free, pre-registration is necessary.bike_gears_osidenews
Instruction includes

  • proper bike & helmet fit
  • safety tips for riding in traffic
  • techniques for navigating road hazards
  • emergency maneuvers
  • using public transit as a cyclist
  • your legal rights & responsibilities

Also get hands-on instruction in:

  • flat tire repair secrets
  • adjustments
  • minor repairs
  • quick fixes

Sandwiches will be provided at evening classes. 1/2 watt rear lights provided for graduates.
2015 Class Schedule

Classroom Fridays (6PM – 9PM) Road class on Saturdays
January 9th January 17th, 9am -3 :30pm
February 20th February 28th, 9am -3:30pm
March 20th March 28th, 9am -3:30pm
April 20th April 25th, 8am -2:30pm
May 8th May 16th, 8am -2:30pm
June 19th June 27th, 8am -2:30pm
July 17th July 25th, 8am -2:30pm
August 14th August 22nd, 8am -2:30pm
September 18th September 26th, 8am -2:30pm
October 16th October 24th, 8am -2:30pm
November 13th November 21st, 8am -2:30pm

To register, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, click on click on “register now!”, type in activity “bicycle”. Additional option to register at www.sdcbc.org

This class is designed for ages 16 and up. For additional questions about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs go to www.oceansiderec.com or call (760) 435-5041.

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