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Riding Classes and Clinics

Boise Street Smart Cycling offers the following classroom and on-bike riding sessions:

League of American Bicyclists certified classes:

Street Smart Cycling (2-hour classroom or 1-hour lunch-and-learn)

Learn to interact positively and confidently with traffic and get tips for riding through intersections and negotiating with cars--designed for young riders, recreational cyclists, and commuters. Course material built around where cyclists and motorists get into collisions, and how to stay out of those situations. Workshop covers bicycle traffic laws, lane positioning, riding strategies, basic equipment and maintenance, emergency maneuvers, and safety.
Cost: No charge

Youth Bike Rodeos (2-hour on-bike session)

Geared towards elementary school kids, we focus on providing the information and on-bike skills to keep kids safe. Developed in partnership with Safe Routes to School, this program is perfect for elementary schools, or other groups of like age kids. The rodeo is a combination of off-bike and on-bike exercises that can be customized to meet the needs of your specific group.
Cost: No charge

Bike Maintenance (2-hour classroom session)

In partnership with the Boise Bicycle Project, learn basic bicycle maintenance including how to change a flat tire, adjust brakes and derailleur’s, handle drive train and chain maintenance, and understand what tools are best used.
Cost: No charge

Winter Riding (1-hour classroom session)

Here we answer your questions about riding in inclement weather. How to outfit your bicycle, other equipment, clothing, maintenance, on-road maintenance, and other tips and tricks. This class is easily combined with our Street Smart Cycling class to keep you safe and comfortable for winter riding.
Cost: No charge

Group Road Riding (on-bike riding)

In partnership with Community Bicycle Rides, learn how to participate in group road bike rides and develop the skills and capabilities to participate in one-day and multiple-day charity rides and cycling tours.
Cost: No charge

Mountain Bike Riding

SWIMBA (Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association) offers a variety of courses on mountain bike riding, responsible trail use, and trail maintenance.

League of American Bicyclists Courses

Traffic Skills 101

Provides cyclists with the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, nine-hour course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.
Cost: Materials

Traffic Skills 201

For more advanced students with an understanding of vehicular cycling principles, this twelve-hour course includes fitness and physiology, training for longer rides, advanced mechanics, pace line skills, advanced traffic negotiation, foul weather riding and night riding. Student manuals are included with each class.
Cost: Materials

Commuting

For adult cyclists who wish to explore the possibility of commuting to work or school on their bicycle. This three-hour follow-up to Traffic Skills 101 covers topics including route selection, bicycle choice, dealing with cargo and clothing, bike parking, lighting, reflection, and inclement weather riding. Included with the class are handouts and student materials.
Cost: Materials

Kids I

Designed for parents, instructors explain how to teach a child to ride a bike. Topics covered include how to perform a bicycle safety check, helmet fitting and bike sizing. Includes 10-minute 'Kids Eye View' video and a brochure for parents.
Cost: Materials

Kids II

This 7-hour class for 5th and 6th graders covers the same topics as Traffic Skills 101, including on-bike skills as well as choosing safe routes for riding.
Cost: Materials