TS 101 Flyer SS July 2016 updatedThe Complete Streets Advisory Board is proud to announce that Claire Nolan, League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, will be offering Traffic Skills 101 (aka Road 101) course on July 20th, 27th, and August 1oth from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Saratoga Springs Regional YMCA, 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY. Bikeatoga has generously donated half of the fees and the Saratoga Regional YMCA is donating the training space for free.

Registration is $25 per person and it includes materials and manual.  Each participant needs a working bicycle, helmet and lock.  Pre-registration is required Contact Claire Nolan at 518-209-6477 or via email cbnolou@gmail.com.

Traffic Skills 101 is designed to develop individual’s knowledge and expertise in the craft and science of bicycling— the ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions. This course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. The instructor for this course is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and has years of experience and training.

Successful completion of Traffic Skills 101 is mandatory prior to registering to become a League Certified Instructor. League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally. Once certified as an LCI, individuals are able to teach the LCI curriculum and are covered by an insurance policy that indemnifies them while teaching a class. For more information visit bikeleague.org/ridesmart or email education@bikeleague.org.
The City of Saratoga Springs Complete Streets committee will be offering two full scholarships for individuals interested in going to the next step and becoming League Certified Instructors. Classes are generally not held in our area, but this summer we are pleased to announce that the class will be held at SUNY Albany. Please see the general information below regarding the training.
August 19-21: Albany, NY (Registration closes 7/28)
Location: University at Albany
Coach: Rich Conroy
Hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday
Registration Fee: $300
After registration date: $75 late fee applied, pending Coach and League approval into the course
Please spread the word about the Traffic Skills 101. This class helps the community by building skills and awareness of bike safety and those who attend can then help others by sharing their knowledge. Taking one or both classes could be beneficial for gym teachers and others who work with children – especially regarding safe routes to school.

If you have any questions regarding this class, please feel free to call- Tina Carton, 518-587-3550 ext. 2534.