Cycling Savvy Club Edition this Thursday, August 4 at 6PM

At the Irvine Ranch Water District on Sand Canyon

You’ve heard that the O.C. Wheelmen is one of the most ardent supporters of safe and legal cycling, and featured in the popular bicycling blogs “Cycling in the South Bay” and “Biking in LA“. You’ve also have heard about the recent backlash by cyclists about California’s “far to the right” law and its implications for cyclists.Please join OC Wheelmen Cycling Savvy instructor and experienced road/ultra cyclist Greg Kline on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 6:00 PM, at the Irvine Ranch Water District on Sand Canyon in Irvine, to learn the facts about your rights and responsibilities while cycling during a free presentation of the popular:

Club version of Cycling Savvy

We guarantee that you will learn something new during this engaging, fast-paced and, more importantly, informative class about safe and legal cycling!

No RSVP or registration required, but please email at lci@ocwheelmen.org or use the email contact form on the OCW website if possible for planning.

It’s not enough to have more cyclists out on the road, all cyclists need to understand their rights and responsibilities while riding on the road!

October CyclingSavvy Irvine Recap

We had another great experience this past weekend teaching CyclingSavvy in Irvine with an outstanding group of students. Everyone came with a willingness to learn new techniques and problem-solving strategies and to try them out on the road.  It really made our job as instructors easy.

Thanks to Lee Stebbins for volunteering to help out on Saturday and to Jax Bicycles for graciously allowing us to use their Irvine shop for the “Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling” presentation.

Since Stacy & I were in France this summer to ride the 100 Cols Tour and Paris-Brest-Paris, this was our first CyclingSavvy class since June and it filled quickly.

Fellow CyclingSavvy instructors Brian Cox, Vice President of Operations for Jax Bicycles and Pete van Nuys, Executive Director of the Orange County Bicycle Coalition will be leading the November CyclingSavvy class on November 12th (Truth & Techniques classroom portion) and November 14th (Train Your Bike! and Tour of Irvine, skills and road portion). Sign up for this class on the CyclingSavvy site.

If you would like to be notified about upcoming classes you can sign up for notifications in your area on the CyclingSavvy site.

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CyclingSavvy Training in Irvine October 16th and 17th

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OCBC is proud to announce another CyclingSavvy course on October 16th and 17th in Irvine.

CyclingSavvy is a program of American Bicycling Education Association, Inc. (ABEA). The course teaches the principles of Mindful Bicycling:

  • empowerment to act as confident, equal road users;
  • strategies for safe, stress-free integrated cycling;
  • tools to read and problem-solve any traffic situation or road configuration.

The course is offered in three 3-hour components: a bike-handling session, a classroom session and an on-road tour. The classroom and bike-handling sessions may be taken individually, the road tour requires the other two as a pre-requisite.

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Cycling Savvy Training in Irvine, June 19th/20th

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OCBC is proud to announce our second CyclingSavvy course of 2015 on June 19th and June 20th in Irvine.

CyclingSavvy is a program of American Bicycling Education Association, Inc. (ABEA). The course teaches the principles of Mindful Bicycling:

  • empowerment to act as confident, equal road users;
  • strategies for safe, stress-free integrated cycling;
  • tools to read and problem-solve any traffic situation or road configuration.

The course is offered in three 3-hour components: a bike-handling session, a classroom session and an on-road tour. The classroom and bike-handling sessions may be taken individually, the road tour requires the other two as a pre-requisite.

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