Confident City Cycling
Lose Your Fear and Learn to Ride with Confidence
What is Confident City Cycling?
Confident City Cycling is all about riding your bicycle safely and fearlessly anywhere, anytime for any reason.
You can learn to be a Confident City Cyclist at West Virginia University (WVU) in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (CPASS).
If you are a WVU student, you may want to take the Confident City Cycling class, PE 212 for one-credit.
If you're not a WVU student, you can take the Confident City Cycling class through the Lifetime Activities Program.
Whether you take the course for credit or not for credit, the content and schedule is exactly the same.
Here is what you'll learn-
- Bicycle Form, Fit and Function: the parts of a bicycle; bike selection; sizing; adjusting your bicycle fit and the pre-ride safety check.
- Basic Maintenance: tools for the road; tire repair; adjusting brakes and adjusting derailleurs.
- Clothing and Equipment: helmets, clothing, accessories and required equipment for riding in all weather and commuting to work or school.
- Basic Handling Skills: gears & gear selection; starting/stopping; steering in a straight line and scanning & signaling.
- Bicycling in Traffic: principles of traffic law; lane positioning and scanning, signaling and negotiating; riding in all traffic situations day or night and in all kinds of weather.
- Avoiding Crashes: why crashes happen; crash prevention and crash avoidance maneuvers.
- Efficiency, Power, Endurance: cadence and smooth shifting; nutrition & hydration and training routines.
- Riding with Groups and on the Trail: group etiquette and trail etiquette.
You will learn theory in the classroom and then practice in a parking lot and on the road. The course concludes with written and road tests. Pass the tests and you will receive a League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 certificate. The classroom content of TS101 can be learned at Bike Ed
How to Register
If you are a WVU student, register in STAR for PE 212 as you normally do for your other courses.
If you are not a WVU student, visit the Lifetime Activities Program homepage. There you will find Confident City Cycling course information at the Confident City Cycling link, and registration information at the General Information link.
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