Richmond Cycle Smart

RideRichmond leads a team of trained and certified cycling instructors to educate one and all on how to ride safely, with a message for both cyclists and drivers.  We have led a number of cycling clinics and symposia over the past few years for adults and Richmond college-age population, and work with local organizations to develop new educational materials.

School Bike Rodeos

We can teach bike education and conduct safe and fun bike rodeos at your local elementary and middle school.  Let’s get our kids learning early and often and help them develop the skills to ride to school to stay healthy, active, and to make our school areas safe for everyone.

Brown Bag Lunch sessions at your office

Join the ranks of MeadWestvaco, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the City of Richmond by hosting a quick class on bike commuting for us to lead at your business or place of employment.  Help your company reduce its parking load, meet its sustainability and health goals, and have a little fun getting to and from work!  We can help your business become a Bicycle Friendly Business!

Classes based on League of American Bicyclists curricula

Our Richmond Cycle Smart team are all League of American Bicyclists-certified instructors.  We can teach basic and advanced classes including information on safe riding, basic bike maintenance, traffic laws, and more.  We can also help you get plugged in to a variety of recreational riding opportunities in the area.

Some class examples: Traffic Skills 101, maintenance clinics (think fix-a-flat classes), ladies’ clinics, boy-scout troup classes

Public Service Announcements, educational content and messaging

We developed the messaging and content for this series of driver and cyclist PSAs produced by FOX Richmond, as well as helping to plan and conduct the actual filming.

Here’s another from Richmond.com about coexisting on our roadways.

Bike Commuter Mentoring

If you’re looking for some one-on-one help getting started with bike commuting, we can help!  Sign up here to be a mentor or mentee or for instruction opportunities.

On-road Skills Course

We are currently finalizing work on the Binford Bike Park, with the help of Binford Middle School, Hands on Greater Richmond, Genworth, RABA, and the city of Richmond.  This will be a facility for practicing traffic skills in an isolated environment for those not yet comfortable riding on the street.  It is designed with instructional signs and QR codes to how-to videos so users can learn on their own or with an instructor (email us)!

Events

Our next open Traffic Skills 101 class is September 13, 2014. Sign up here! Here and here are articles about the development of the course.

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