Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets and in heavily trafficked areas.
The first half of the class will cover important bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding in traffic. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.
The class ends with an on-street group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.
This class is for you if:
You know how to ride a bike and have experience riding on trails
You know how to ride a bike and would like to learn how to ride safely in traffic
You have experience riding in traffic but would like to learn more about traffic law and how to navigate tricky traffic situations
Health and Safety Protocols
Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events.
- Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
- WABA Adult Education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a CDC approved facemask for the duration of class. Anyone who has received the COVID-19 vaccine may choose to forgo masks and social distancing. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
- Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.
Class Duration: 3 hours
Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Cost: $10.00 and FREE for WABA members! Contact email@example.com for a coupon code!
Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.
This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of Bethesda Transportation Solutions.
5020 Battery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
Parking: There is parking at this class location
Public Transit: This class location is 0.6 miles from the Bethesda Metro Station
The Old Georgetown Rd and Battery Lane bus stop (Stop ID: 24722) serving routes 30, 34, 47 and 70 is located directly out front of this class location. You can find more information on bus schedules and route planning on the Montgomery County website.