Soul Trak Bicycle Skills Training
Sunday, March 10th and Sunday, March 17th
RFK Skate Park Parking Lot
Join Soul Trak and The Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a two part beginner to advanced bicycle skills training. This training is for Soul Trak staff and volunteers who are interested in sharing their love of biking with others and are eager to help expand Soul Trak’s bicycle programming. All participants who complete either 1 or both portions of the training will receive a certificate of completion from WABA and will be invited to attend further trainings to improve and refine their skills.
What to Expect:
Participants may choose to sign up for either a single session, or both.
Session 1: Teaching Adults and Youth How to Ride a Bike
At this training participants will learn how to teach adults and children to ride a bike in 3 easy steps. Instructors will demonstrate how to teach basic skills such as gliding, balancing and pedaling, and will discuss tips and tricks for working with different types of learners. Bicycles, helmets, and course equipment will be provided for all participants.
Session 2: Smart Cycle: Riding Safely and Confidently in Traffic
At this training participants will learn the basics of on street riding and how to navigate different traffic situations. The first portion of the training will take place in a parking lot where participants will learn bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers that are necessary to know when riding in high traffic areas. Afterwards, the group will go on an on street ride to navigate different intersections, learn how to communicate with other motorists and put their new skills to the test. This training is the prerequisite for becoming a League Cycling Instructor.
Dates and Times:
- Session 1: Sunday, March 10th – 10 AM – 1 PM
- Session 2: Sunday, March 13th – 10 AM – 2 PM
1900E East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Enter the parking lot from the entrance on East Capitol Street. Drive through the parking lot towards the section to the left of the skate park (highlighted in yellow).
Parking: There is parking at this location
Public Transportation: The class location is 0.4 miles from the Stadium-Armory Metro Station
Cost: $10 per session or $20 for both
Equipment: A bicycle and helmet rental will be provided for any participant who needs one. Please indicate on your registration whether you would like a bike provided for you.