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Smart Cycling class, July 13 in Marina

HEADSUP: This class, originally scheduled for Sunday, July 7, has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 13.

Nota para hablantes de español: La clase del 13 de julio de 2024 no se impartirá en español. Al menos un estudiante bilingüe (español-inglés) planea asistir, y es posible que se ofrezcan clases en español en el futuro. Mientras tanto, puede que te interesen los siguientes materiales de la Bike League: Guía Rápida para el Ciclismo Seguro / Smart Cycling Quick Guide / Manual para un Ciclismo Seguro / Smart Cycling Manual

WHAT: A class covering the On-Bike Skills section of the League of American Bicyclists / Bike League’s Smart Cycling Complete class

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2024, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

WHERE: 2nd Avenue, Marina, California – specific location will be emailed to registrants before class

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 12, 2024, 3:00 PM 
CLASS FEE: $40, to be paid July 13 at class
HOW TO REGISTER: See sign-up link in lavender box later in this post

CLASS SIZE: Limited to six students per instructor

This Smart Cycling Complete class is currently open to ages fourteen (14) and older.

NOTE: For anyone planning to attend an optional League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar—e.g., the August 2-4, 2024 LCI seminar in Salinas*note that Smart Cycling Complete is a seminar prerequisite. The LCI seminar is restricted to ages eighteen (18) and older.

Smart Cycling Complete description

“Vehicular bicycling” is the practice of riding bicycles on roads in a manner that is in accordance with the principles for driving in traffic. The Smart Cycling Complete class includes tips and techniques that increase the benefits of vehicular bicycling (occasionally referred to as “bicycle driving”) and increase one’s ability to stay safer while bicycling. 

Smart Cycling Complete includes two sections: 

  • Section 1, online self-guided instruction
  • Section 2, On-Bike Skill Class, is parking lot and on-road practice of vehicular bicycling principles

Section 1: Online

Complete the FREE online self-guided Smart Cycling course available at The online course ends with an exam, and if successfully completed, a Certificate of Completion. Note the FAQs

The Certificate of Completion must be sent to the Section 2 (On-Bike Skills class) instructor, or brought to that class. Electronic certificates are acceptable.

Section 2: On-Bike Skills Class (July 13 in Marina)

The On-Bike Skills Class begins with a two-hour review of the Section 1 online course material.

The on-bike portion of the class is also approximately two hours and will require a bicycle and helmet (helmet required for all ages). It will begin with a bicycle safety check, followed by a skills demonstrations and practice, then conclude with a road course.

The League’s Smart Cycling Manual is available for reference and can be requested with registration. The July 13 instructor can provide electronic pdf copies of the manual. (The instructor can also bring on July 13 print copies, for in-class review of illustrations, etc., but the print copies will be earlier editions of the manual.)

About the July 13 instructor

Frank Henderson is a League Cycling Instructor (LCI #1432) since 2005. Frank has over twenty years and over 50,000 miles of roadway cycling experience and commutes by bicycle an average of 5,000 miles a year.

Contact for July 13 class:

Frank Henderson, LCI #1432

How to register for July 13 On-Bike Skill Class:

Registration for the July 13 class is contingent on the e-signing of a waiver. This process includes an email-verification step. 

Note: League website says “Free Event”; however, although there is no fee to register, there is a $40 fee to attend the class (payable at the class).
Sign up for this class at:


*League Cycling Instructor seminar option

Individuals age 18 or older who successfully complete Smart Cycling Complete (Sections 1 and 2) are eligible, if they choose, to go through training to become a League Cycling Instructor. LCIs are able to train all levels of riders on how to confidently and effectively cycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.

An LCI training seminar is scheduled for Salinas, California on August 2-4, 2024, with a registration deadline of July 12, and an Equity Scholarship application deadline of July 8. (Check with organizers of that seminar for any possible deadline updates.) Details:

This post was published on 10 July 2024.

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