Athens Clarke County Municipal Court Bicycle Safety Program

Event Date

Sat, Dec 19, 2015


Athens, GA

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Fee info

The $30.00 is a certificate fee for those required to attend. If you are not required to attend and would like a certificate then the $30.00 would apply. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are welcome. IF WHEN ATTEMPTING TO REGISTER AN THIS PAGE SAYS REGISTRATION CLOSED YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT THE EVENT AND PAY BY CASH OR MONEY ORDER. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID BEING TURNED AWAY.

class dates:

September 19th, October 17, November 21, and December 19th. All at 2pm.

Drawing upon the latest safe cycling teaching methods and BikeAthens vast organizationalknowledge, BikeAthens has developed a comprehensive safety program to give people all theinformation they need to safely navigate local streets. Our bicycle safety course is appropriate forall levels of skill and experience, but it is specifically designed for those who may be unfamiliar oruncomfortable riding on Athens busy local streets. The course is held the third Friday of everymonth at 2:00 p.m.The BikeAthens Bicycle Safety Class covers the three main areas of bicycle safety: bike-specifictraffic laws, safe cycling techniques, and helmet safety. In the Bicycle Laws section of the course,we discuss the most pertinent state and local bicycle laws. Our course supplements the legaldiscussion with pictures and graphics to explain how the laws apply to various real world situations.In the Safe Cycling Techniques section, the course focuses on situations unique to urban cycling,and we explain the safest ways to navigate these situations. Here, our instructors use examplesfrom local Athens streets to demonstrate how riders can establish safe cycling habits when bikingaround town. In the last section, the BikeAthens course will examine helmet safety, particularly,proper helmet fit.At the end of the course, every participant will receive a bike laws / bike safety handout to keep asa as a reference. Every Bike Course attendee will also receive a copy of the BikeAthens commutermap. The BikeAthens commuter map color codes local roads to highlight bicycle-safe routes: low-speed roads, bike lanes, and multi-use paths. It also labels local bus stops to make it easier to planmulti-modal transportation. In total, the bike safety course will last about an hour.Anyone arriving late to the Bicycle Safety Course may be turned away and be required to attendthe next available program. The bike safety course is open to the public free of charge. However,those attending without a fee will NOT receive a certificate. The safety course is held at the Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court, 325 East Washington St. Athens, GA.

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