Schedule

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.

Location
Date
Sessions
Registration
Dallas
Northway Christian Church (map)
March 8, 6-9pTruth & TechniquesRegister
$75 for all three sessions
Closes March 6
March 9, 8a-4pTrain Your Bike
Tour of Dallas
May 10, 6-9pTruth & TechniquesRegister
$75 for all three sessions
Closes May 5
May 11, 8a-3pTrain Your Bike
Tour of Dallas
Fort Worth
Arlington Heights
United Methodist Church (map)
April 19, 6-9pTruth & TechniquesRegister
$75 for all three sessions
Closes April 14
April 20, 8a-3pTrain 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.

Can I sign up for just one or two parts of the workshop?
Definitely! You may take each part individually at different times. Just note that the first two components (Truth & Techniques and Train Your Bike) must be completed at some point before taking the Tour. You could, for instance, take the classroom portion one month then come the next month to take the on-bike portions.

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