The program is for anyone over 17 who has ridden a bike in the past, and is designed to provide information and develop skills that will result in increased safety and enjoyment of bike riding. Whatever the knowledge base and confidence level that participants come in with, they will leave with more! It will feature interactive classroom discussion and on-bike instruction, skills training in the YMCA’s parking lot and a road ride. A working bike and helmet are required; participants may bring their own or use the Y’s.
The curriculum has been developed by the League of American Bicyclists over the past 40 years. It has truly has stood the test of time as thousands of people have benefited from the League’s classes. The Smart Cycling class is the prerequisite for additional trainings and levels of expertise. A written exam and road test will be offered to those students who wish to further their bike safety education and become eligible for further classes. I hope some students will choose this opportunity as we have a “bike instructor desert” here in the Hudson Valley.
Registration for the class is $50.00; scholarships are available, but please contact the YMCA at least two weeks before the program start date. Enrollment is limited to 12 students. You can register online: https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/2186/Programs/Search.mvc/programs?category_ids=40320
or at the Y Membership Office