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SMART CYCLING

Basic skills to ride more safely and confidently. Get ready to ride by learning riding tips, bike parts & maintenance, and tips on riding with traffic. 

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    From choosing your bike, fitting your helmet, adjusting your bike, and knowing what to wear, the League will help you GET READY TO RIDE!

    We'll help you understand what it takes to get your bike and yourself ready to ride. Understanding these simple steps to make sure you are prepared and that your bike is safe can help you enjoy the ride.  Explore the following videos then test yourself on your new knowledge. 

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    Get to know the parts that make up your bike and simple maintenance that can save you in a pinch and avoid unnecessary wear and tear.

    This section introduces the parts of the bike and gives you a basic understanding of how to change a flat and how to maintain your bike for smooth and safe riding. 

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    Signaling, balancing, starting/stopping, and shifting gears are key skills to enjoying a safe ride. Here are some tips that you might not have considered before.

    Quick videos on signaling, balancing, starting/stopping, shifting gears and more!

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    Understand how to safely share the roadway with other users.

    A great introduction to understanding how to safely and confidently share the roadways with other road users.  This section looks at intersection positioning, traffic laws, bike lanes, and more. 

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    Multi-use paths are popular, not only for people on bikes, but also walkers, joggers, roller-bladers, scooters, baby strollers, dog walkers, and more! Paths can be congested, so it is important that everyone follows the same rules in order to have a safe and enjoyable time. Trails were not made for speed - that's best saved for the road.

    Multi-use paths are popular, not only for people on bikes, but also walkers, joggers, roller-bladers, scooters, baby strollers, dog walkers, and more!  Paths can be congested, so it is important that everyone follows the same rules in order to have a safe and enjoyable time.  Trails were not made for speed - that's best saved for the road. 

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    Riding with a group can be a lot of fun and is a great way to explore new areas. This type of riding requires more attention to predictability than riding alone since other riders expect you to continue to ride at a constant speed and position unless you tell them differently.

    Riding with a group can be a lot of fun and is a great way to explore new areas. This type of riding requires more attention to predictability than riding alone since other riders expect you to continue to ride at a constant speed and position unless you tell them differently. 

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    Rural roads are often a delightful place to ride, but there are a few additional things to know about this riding environment.

    Learn what makes rural road riding different from urban riding. Learn about the possible differences in riding space, speeds, sight distances, and hazards. 

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    Depending on why and where you ride, chances are you're going to encounter a change in weather at some point. Here are some tips on how to ride with the changing conditions.

    Depending on why and where you ride, chances are you're going to encounter a change in weather at some point. Here are some tips on how to ride with the changing conditions.

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    Tips for how to ride safely and confidently at night.

    Tips for how to ride safely and confidently at night. 

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    Riding in hilly or mountainous terrain can be both rewarding and challenging. Knowing more about this terrain from the perspective of the bike saddle before you take on those peaks, will help you be your own king or queen of the mountain.

    Riding in hilly or mountainous terrain can be both rewarding and challenging. Knowing more about this terrain from the bike saddle perspective before you take on those peaks, will help.