Bicycle course by CyclingSavvy

Transition Amherst invites you to a three part experiential bicycling course to teach us all bicycling in traffic effectively.

CyclingSavvy Pioneer Valley is excited to offer the   3-part course in Amherst for Bay State Bike Week 2014 beginning Friday, 05/16, 6:00PM-9:00PM and continuing Saturday, 05/17, 9:00AM-4:30PM with lunch break.

Tuition is $75. To register, go to For more information, go to or contact CyclingSavvy Instructor Eli Damon at 413-530-3861 or email

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Details of the three parts:

1) Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling
Fri May 16, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

This fast-paced 3 hour classroom session features guided discussion, video and animation. This session familiarizes students with bicycle-specific laws, traffic dynamics and problem-solving strategies. Students discover that bicycle drivers are equal road users, with the right and ability to control their space.

This session is available á la carte. You may take it as a stand-alone class.

2) Train Your Bike
Sat May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am

This 3 hour session is conducted in a parking lot. It consists of a set of progressive drills designed to increase students’ control and comfort handling their bikes in various situations.

Most bicycling crashes do not involve motor vehicles. They are with fixed objects, pavement hazards, pedestrians, animals or other cyclists, and could be avoided with better bike-handling skills.

This session is available á la carte. You may take it as a stand-alone class.

3) Tour of Amherst
Sat May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

This session is a 3.5 hour experiential tour of our city’s roads. The course includes some of the most challenging road features (intersections, interchanges, merges, etc.) a cyclist might find in his/her travels. The students travel as a group, stopping to survey and discuss each exercise location. After observing the feature, discussing the traffic dynamics and the best strategy for safe and easy passage, the students ride through individually and regroup at a nearby location.

This session is only available with the full course. Bike-handling exceptions can be made for trike drivers.

This session is designed to give you the confidence and problem-solving skills to handle any situation you might encounter.

CyclingSavvy Pioneer Valley is the local branch of CyclingSavvy (,
a wildly successful nation-wide cycling training program.

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