Asheville On Bikes

Commuter Envy?

Who whistles on their way to work? Bike commuters.

Sign up to learn the secrets of successful bike commuting. “Second Saturdays” finds bicyclists learning essential information they can use on every ride. Classes are usually held at the UNCA-Sherrill Center, Room 442. Advance registration required!

From the French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization:

Confident Commuter Class (May 10 from 10 AM-1 PM), Second Saturdays provides 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 someone who is a recreational or mountain cyclist, or would like a refresher to feel more comfortable commuting for a portion of their trips by bike.

Traffic Skills 101 (April 12 from 10 AM-4 PM) course gives cyclists the confidence needed 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 14, this fast-paced course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.

For more information on upcoming classes, click here.