adventurECO offers a range of cycling instruction based on the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling program curriculum designed to develop confidence and competence of a bicycle rider. Students will learn about choosing a bicycle, basic parts of a bike, essential equipment, as well as how to safely and comfortably ride your bike in various traffic conditions, terrain and climates. adventurECO offers standard Smart Cycling courses (see descriptions below), as well as customized cycling instruction that incorporates the appropriate Smart Cycling curriculum modules (basic, intermediate, and advanced) and/or on-bike activities to meet the needs of any group or individual. All instruction incorporates Smart Cycling ‘Need to Know’ information and is led by a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Group and individual instruction is available for youth and adults.Upon completion of any Smart Cycling instruction participants will receive:
- Certificate of Completion
- Smart Cycling Quick Guide
- ABC Quick Check bookmarks
- Bike pin
- Bicycle Friendly Driver interior window cling or bumper sticker (for BFD course participants only)
- Discounts on future instruction or services
League of American Bicyclists – Smart Cycling Course Descriptions
Smart Cycling – Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced
Smart Cycling is the name of the League’s bike education program as well as the name of the foundation course for the League’s education program. The Smart Cycling curriculum includes basic, intermediate, and advanced building blocks that allow for customized instruction to meet the needs of any cyclist from beginner to experienced. Smart Cycling instruction can include ‘classroom’ and /or ‘on-bike’ instruction. The Smart Cycling Complete class is open to adults and youth 15 years of age or over.
Smart Cycling Complete
The Smart Cycling Complete course encompasses the basics, intermediate, and advanced components of the Smart Cycling program curriculum and includes classroom education, on-bike parking lot drills, and road riding. The Complete course is typically 9 hours (usually over two days) and comprises four hours of ‘classroom’ instruction and five hours of ‘on-bike’ instruction. The Smart Cycling Complete class is open to adults and youth 15 years of age or over.
Note: With some exceptions, adventurECO generally offers the Smart Cycling Complete course only to groups of 6 or more and by request (mostly if needed as a prerequisite for a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) training seminar).
Bicycling Skills for Youth
Bicycling Skills for Youth is a fun and practical course for developing youth riding skills designed around a series of on-bike educational stations that teach children better bike handling skills. Group and individual instruction is available and open to any youth capable of riding a pedal-equipped bicycle without assistance. The complete Bicycling Skills for Youth is typically a two hour course (involving 13 education stations) but can be customized to meet the needs of the group or individual. Bicycling Skills for Youth is ideal for summer camps, after school programs, or other youth events.
Group Riding instruction is designed for experienced adults and youth over 14 years of age who would like to go on a group ride of any kind – social, charity, recreational, training, touring. Instruction is open to competent cyclists familiar with the techniques for riding individually (ideally by having basic Smart Cycling instruction) prior to the Group Riding instruction.
Smart Cycling Tips for Older Adults
This League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling module focuses on older adults who are interested in riding but need guidance, and/or encouragement in getting started. The basic Smart Cycling Tips for Older Adults course comprises 1 hour of classroom instruction covering issues and concerns of older bicycle riders, changes that can be made to continue to ride, and other tips and resources. See the Cycling for Older Adults page for additional instruction and service for older cyclists.
Bicycle Friendly Driver Training
Bicycle Friendly Driver training is the League’s newest addition to the Smart Cycling program and aims to educate motorized vehicle drivers about how and why bicyclists travel the roadways in the ways they do with the objective of developing a shared understanding for all users.
Learn to Ride
adventurECO also offers Learn to Ride instruction for aspiring (or returning) bicycle riders seeking to learn (or relearn) to ride without assistance.
Contact adventurECO to learn more about our services, schedule a class or customized instruction, or learn to ride.