All workshops are scheduled with a Friday evening classroom session, a Saturday or Sunday morning parking lot session, and a Saturday or Sunday afternoon ride. The cost for all three sessions is just $75.
Northway Christian Church (map)
|March 8, 6-9p||Truth & Techniques||Cancelled due to inclement weather.|
|March 9, 8a-4p||Train Your Bike
Tour of Dallas
|May 10, 6-9p||Truth & Techniques||Registration closed.|
|May 11, 8a-3p||Train Your Bike
Tour of Dallas
United Methodist Church (map)
|April 19, 6-9p||Truth & Techniques||Registration closed.|
|April 20, 8a-3p||Train Your Bike
Tour of Fort Worth
What is the CyclingSavvy Workshop?
Through our interactive and engaging workshop, you will learn strategies for safe, stress-free cycling. You will have the tools to read and problem-solve any traffic situation or road configuration. This isn’t a boring, waste-of-time, forgetful workshop. You will cycle away excited, empowered, and ready to enjoy cycling anywhere in Dallas/Fort Worth. Don’t take our word for it, read reviews of what our Savvy Cyclists have to say about the class.
The workshop consists of three sessions: Truth and Techniques of Traffic Cycling, Train Your Bike, and Tour of Dallas or Tour of Fort Worth. The entire program is provided in one weekend, but each component can be taken à la carte (but in succession).
- Truth and Techniques of Traffic Cycling - Through guided discussion with video and animation, this session familiarizes participants with bicycle-specific laws, traffic dynamics and problem-solving strategies. Videos, reference material, and animations demonstrate that bicycle drivers are equal road users, with the right and ability to control their space. Discover that bicycling is very safe and that with a few simple techniques, cycling can be virtually conflict free.
- Train Your Bike - This session is conducted in a parking lot. It consists of a set of progressive drills designed to increase cyclists’ control and comfort while handling a bike in various situations.
- Tour of Dallas or Tour of Fort Worth.- This session is an experiential tour of area roads. The route includes some of the most intimidating road features (intersections, interchanges, merges, etc.) a cyclist might find in his or her travels. Travelling as a group, the participants stop to survey and discuss each exercise location. After observing the feature, discussing the traffic dynamics and the best strategy for safe and easy passage, each cyclists rides through individually and regroups at a nearby location. This session is designed to give you the confidence and skills to handle any urban situation.