Smart Cycling

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition offers a series of classes aimed at helping people who can ride a bike, but may not feel comfortable riding on the road to get from place to place.  They are also a great resource for long-time riders who feel that they'd like to brush up on their cycling skills and knowledge.  These classes teach how to ride comfortably and confidently on the road.

Dinner is provided at all classrooms sessions as well as the Skills & Drills class. (Please advise regarding dietary restrictions during registration)

All sessions will take place at the Development Center, 1120 Monroe, Grand Rapids.

All who complete all four Smart Cycling Sessions as well as the Road test will receive a swag bag containing a flat kit and a set of bike lights as well as a Certificate of Completion for the League of American Cyclists Smart Cycling program.

 

Smart Cycling Session #1 - Yourself

This session is about how you prepare for riding, with clothing and safety gear for yourself.

This is a classroom session, no bike necessary.

Smart Cycling Session #2 - Your Bike

This session is about how to prepare your bike for a ride, as well as the basics of how to best ride it.

This is a classroom session, no bike necessary.

Smart Cycling Session #3 - Your Behavior

This session is about how to best ride your bike from place to place, be it on the trail or on the road.

This is a classroom session, no bike necessary.

Smart Cycling Session #4 - Skills & Drills

This session gets you out on the bike, practicing skills for both normal and emergency situations.

This is an on-the-bike practice session on a closed course, a bike is required.

 

Smart Cycling Road Test

The road test session involves a group ride followed by a road test.  This is a longer session and is scheduled separately from the other classes.

This is an on-the-bike practice and test session on roads and trails, a bike is required.

To qualify for the road test, a participant must first take the Smart Cycling classroom and skills classes.  Register for a road test session in person at one of the classes.

 

Smart Cycling All-In-One Class

We also offer a single, all-day class offering all the same material and skills work as the above classes, but in a single all-day class.

Takes place at the Development Center, 1120 Monroe, Grand Rapids.

All who complete the Smart Cycling Class will receive a swag bag containing a flat kit and a set of bike lights as well as a Certificate of Completion for the League of American Cyclists Smart Cycling program.

Register for a Smart Cycling Class