"Everything you never suspected about bicycle commuting," by Certified Bicycling Safety Instructor Fred Oswald and the Sierra Club Program.
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7:30pm
Where: Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, Ohio
The safest and most effective way to operate a bicycle in traffic is to drive it as the vehicle that it is. The only difficult part is that this is counterintuitive and contrary to traditional "bike safety" that teaches people to stay out of the way of "more important" traffic. Learn how staying out of the way makes cyclists much harder to be seen and thus less safe.
Learn instead how to ride assertively -- cooperatively, effectively, and safely by driving your bike. The program includes an illustrated lecture followed by an optional instructional ride on Sunday afternoon, May 2 in Middleburg Heights. Details and a signup sheet for the follow-up ride will be at the Apr 28 program or email firstname.lastname@example.org.