Traffic Skills 101 Bicycle Course on offer May 2nd

The City of Flagstaff, in collaboration with Flagstaff Biking, is offering a Traffic Skills 101 course. This class is the first step in becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) through the League of American Bicyclists. LCI certified people can teach bicycle education courses, like Traffic Skills 101, and is a great way to help cyclists ride safer as well as to promote bicycle education in Flagstaff. If you are an experienced cyclist and interested in teaching others, please consider taking the next steps toward certification. If there is enough interest, we may be able to schedule an LCI instructor seminar here in Flagstaff this fall.

Having a small pool of League Cycling Instructors in Flagstaff will allow us to conduct regular bicycle education courses, which over time helps to create a more educated and skillful population of bicyclists and makes Flagstaff more bicycle-friendly.

For more information on the LCI certification process, visit the League’s website at

Traffic Skills 101 Bicycle Course
Saturday, May 2, 2009; 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Thorpe Park Community Center;
    245 North Thorpe Road;
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

This fast-paced course teaches cyclists the principles of vehicular cycling and is designed to give cyclists the confidence to ride skillfully and safely in any traffic conditions at any time! Participants will learn:

  • How to predict and avoid crashes
  • On-bike skills
  • Bicycle safety checks
  • State bicycle laws
  • Last minute bail-outs
  • Fixing a flat
  • Bicycle and helmet fit

The class will benefit both new and veteran cyclists, and is recommended for adults and children age 14 and above. This course is part of a premiere street bicycling program; both the course curriculum and the instructors are certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

There is no cost for the course. An optional collection of about $10 each will be taken for lunch. Space is limited to 15 cyclists.

To sign up for the course, please contact Martin Ince, Multi-Modal Transportation Planner, at 928-226-4850 or of Flagstaff