Need to brush up on bicycling law? Take a free City Cycling class

Cyclists park their bikes in the bike corral at Austin’s new Central Library on Oct. 29, 2017. PAM LeBLANC/American-Statesman

Laws pertaining to bicycling can get complicated.

That’s why Bike Austin, through a partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, is offering free classes to help people bike safely to work, the store, around the neighborhood or around the state.

Think of it as Driver’s Ed for cyclists, but useful to help motorists understand the rules of sharing the road.

League-certified instructors teach the classes, which cover bicycle specific laws, bike selection, simple maintenance, fixing a flat, and strategies for riding a bike safely and confidently. Classes are designed for anyone who wants to become more comfortable on their bike.

The classes start in December and will be offered through September 2018. Two of these sessions will be conducted in Spanish.

Employers who would like to schedule City Cycling classes for their staff, or commuters who want to sign up, should email education@bikeaustin.org.

For more information about Bike Austin Education Fund, go here. To learn about the Education Committee, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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