Update 8/8/12: This class has been filled – THANK YOU! – there is a survey to be placed on a wait / cancellation list or to reserve a spot in September’s class on the registration page for your convenience.
The OCBC, JAX Bicycles, and the Bicycle Club of Irvine present an Urban Cycling Workshop August 15 & 19. The 9 hour course is $35, and includes materials, insurance, a written exam and (usually) a diploma.
The classroom portion will be at JAX Bicycles 14210 Culver Dr. #6h, (949) 733-1212, starting at 6pm on the 15th ending around “nine-ish”. The class is a necessary prerequisite for the road portion which will be at Deerfield Park starting at 8am on the 19th. Full details and registration on our page.
Did you know:…
Irvine, while having one of the most extensive and expansive bike trail networks of all OC cities, still is in the top 10 cities for high cyclist injuries and fatalities in the county? Irvine tied with Westminster as #6 in cyclist fatalities, and #9 for cyclist injuries from 2001-2012.
Most cyclist collisions during the same time-frame are due to riding on the wrong side of the road (don’t do that!), failing to yield right of way at intersections, speeding (!), failure to stop at signs and signals (always do that!), and failure to move left or right in a safe manner, or failure to signal.
These are basic skills taught in the class and practiced in the park. You can help make any city you ride in that much safer by attending and successfully completing this course.
You will also make yourself less likely to become a statistic on our scorecard!
Pictures of an on-road portion of the class are here.