smartcyclingAttention all Bruin commuters! Are you seeking to increase your knowledge of road safety? Want to know how to avoid hazardous situations that may negatively impact your commute?

Then sign up for Smart Cycling classes this month! The UCLA Bike Shop will be holding two classes this spring in order to help you, the rider, learn all about bicycle safety and provide other useful tips for both veteran and new bicyclists. One course even offers on-bike instruction.

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away with a handful of high-quality gear as a thank you for your participation! This includes a free helmet (Giro, Bell, Nutcase, Laser, or Fox), lightset (Cateye), and bell (Incredibell)—worth a minimum of $80.

Both courses offer instruction on how to share the road safely with drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. During the classroom segment, topics such as traffic-lane choice and positioning will be covered, as well as hazards that bicyclists encounter commonly on the road (e.g., the “door zone,” “left hooks”, “right hooks”) and how to avoid them.

Below are the two dates available for the month of April:

Smart Cycling with on-bike instruction: 5 hours

Saturday, April 9th from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Quick turn_January 2016_2During the on-bike segment, participants will have the chance to practice bike-handling skills and take a ride on the street to implement the smart-cycling concepts learned.

Please note that a well-functioning bike is required to participate and that knowing how to ride a bike is strongly recommended for participants in this class.

Smart Cycling with classroom instruction: 2 hours

Thursday, April 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Prior experience with bicycling is not required and bicycles are welcome.

So what are you waiting for? Click here to sign up today!