Bicycle Training this Weekend

There is a cycling instruction course taking place this weekend, September 29th, from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Metrolake Technology Centers in Oklahoma City.

From the course website:

Who should take this class: Any adult bicyclist, novice or experienced, will benefit from learning vehicular bicycling skills. Most adults are already automobile drivers. This course will help you apply your driving skills to driving your bicycle.

What you’ll learn: The principals of vehicular cycling. Increase your confidence by knowing that you are riding safely and legally.

In the Drive Your Bike! class cyclists will gain a full understanding of how to safely drive a bicycle in a variety of traffic situations. You’ll learn how to perform a bicycle safety check, fix a flat, and make essential “get me home” repairs. Crash avoidance techniques are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. We’ll take to the road and navigate the urban street-scape including multi-lane roadways and intersections.

(via Course Website)

This course is being provided by a League of American Bicyclists’ Certified Cycling Instructor. The course costs $40 and includes both on-bike instruction and a text book.


Schlegel Bicycles to Offer Maintenance Classes

Schlegel Bicycles will be offering both the novice and intermediate versions of their Park School bicycle maintenance classes.  The novice class will be offered on February 17th and the intermediate class will be on February 7th and 14th.  The complete description of the courses are below:

Novice Bicycle Maintenance Class

Students get an overview of many aspects of bicycles maintenance. Tires and tubes, brakes, and gear adjustments are demonstrated, discussed and worked on by the students. The class content is similar to a 90 day check-up on the bike. This is an excellent class for someone with a relatively modern or brand new bike who wishes to learn about maintenance, but can only make a limited time commitment for the class. In the novice class, the emphasis is placed on knowing when there is a problem, and on cleaning the bike. The presentations will often be descriptive. For example, showing what rear cogs are and how they work is part of the class, but demonstrating or practicing their removal are beyond the scope of this class. This is about a three-four hour class. Cost for the novice class is $40.00 per person. This class is typically offered on a monthly basis.

Intermediate Bicycle Maintenance Class

The Class content will be similar to a basic shop tune up. Emphasis will be placed on adjustments, but components will not be pulled completely apart. This class might be an option for someone who has tried some basic repairs. The student should have some familiarity with the topics presented, but may not necessarily have the experience. Participants with limited bike knowledge might consider the novice class before taken the Intermediate course. The Intermediate class is approximately a 6-8 hour course. This course will be broken down into two classes. Cost for the Intermediate class is $90.00 This class is typically held bimonthly.

Via: Learn Bike Repair At Our Park School! – Schlegel Bicycles – A TOP 100 Bicycle Retailer in the US two years running!