Second Saturday Commuter Classes

Have you considered taking a class to improve your confidence and safety in riding a bicycle on the road?  HealthyBuncombe, in partnership with Asheville Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club and Asheville on Bikes holds classes to help beginner and more experienced cyclists learn new valuable skills.

 2014 Upcoming Class Dates  (Download a Copy of the Flyer Here)Print

  • August 9th Traffic Skills 101 (10 AM-4 PM) This traffic skills course gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Traffic Skills 101 is a six-hour course and is a prerequisite to becoming an LCI Instructor.  Location:  UNCA-Sherrill Center, Room 442. Classes for late summer and fall are shown below.
  • September 13th Confident Commuter Class (10 AM-1 PM).  Confident Commuter class will provide an overview of traffic safety principles, layering and dealing with weather, bicycle storage at your work site and other fundamentals.  This class is great for somebody who is a recreational or mountain cyclist, and would like a refresher to feel more comfortable commuting for a portion of their trips by bike. Location:UNCA-Sherrill Center, Room 442.
  • October 11th Traffic Skills 101 (10 AM-4 PM)

Registration:  Contact buncombebikeed@gmail.com to register. Classes will be held if at least 3 people register by Thursday afternoon prior to the class.  Fees:

  • $20 for Traffic Skills 101
  • $10 for Confident Commuter Class
  • Youth 12-16 pay half-price
  • Scholarships available upon request
  • You can prepay by sending a payment via Paypal to BuncombeBikeEd@gmail.com or bring payment (cash or check) to class.

Location:
The classes will be held at UNCA Sherrill Center, Room 442 unless noted.  You will receive a confirmation on the location when you email to register.

Bring your bicycle in working order, helmet, water bottle and snacks.  Bike lock might be helpful to lock up your bicycle during the classroom session.

Our instructors are certified to teach by the League of American Bicyclists, and volunteer their time.

Interested in a Lunch-and-Learn at Your Workplace?

If you have several coworkers who might be interested in a brief overview of bicycle commuting, we might be available for a one-hour lunch and learn.  Contact us at buncombebikeed@gmail.com to schedule.

Other Resources

NC Bicycle Commuter Guide: provided courtesy of Asheville Bike Ped Task Force.