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Tune Up in Time for Spring Riding - Basic Skills Classes

Posted: 2012-03-07

This introductory and refresher course is perfect for everyone.

Basic Street Skills is a 2 hour in-classroom
course covering the basics for how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet as well as tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic.

Also covered are techniques to avoid road hazards and emergency maneuvers, along with biking rights and responsibilities. This class is open to adults and anyone over 16 years of age.
 Cyclists that receive a citation/infraction on a bicycle that is a "California Vehicle Code violation" are permitted by the Marin County Court to attend a Basic Street Skills class to reduce the citation fee. 

Pre-registration and pre-payment ($40 per person; $30 MCBC members) is required in advance. Register on-line, email, or call the Marin County Bicycle Coalition at 415-456-3469 ext. 8#.  

The next Basic Street Skills class will be held at Marin General Hospital, Conference Room, Room from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Tuesday, March 6th. The current schedule for 2012 is listed below. Additional class information can be found at 

Thursday May 24th 6:30 to 8:30pm

Thursday July 12th 6:30 to 8:30pm

Thursday September 6th 6:30 to 8:30pm

Tuesday November 6th 6:30 to 8:30pm   

The class is implemented by the Marin County Bicycle Coalition in their ongoing effort to improve bicycle safety in Marin County.  Additional partners for this program are Marin General Hospital and Marin County Law Enforcement. The classes will be taught by a League of American Bicyclists' Certified Instructor.

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