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Greensboro, NC, Hosts League of American Bicyclist Education Training

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The Piedmont Triad Council of Governments is hosting a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor Training Seminar. The training will take place September 11-13 at 2216 W. Meadowview Road, Ste. 201 Greensboro, NC. Seminar graduates will be competent in the principles of vehicular cycling, bicycle maintenance, specialized handling maneuvers and nutrition, with practical experience on how to teach others these principles.

Saturday morning September 12 from 9:30am-10:45am, trainees will be practicing emergency avoidance drills and from 10:45am-noon will be riding a road test course based on the League of American Bicyclists education curriculum. Visuals: Safe bicycle riding technique, how to avoid road hazards, appropriate cycling gear and avoiding the car door
zone.

A Traffic Skills 101 class will also be taught on Thursday September 10th at the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments from 8am-5pm. The 101 course teaches basic bike maintenance, traffic law, bicycle handling maneuvers and nutrition.

The training and Traffic Skills 101 class will be conducted by Preston Tyree, the Education Director for the League of American Bicyclists. The League of American Bicyclists mission is: To promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. They do this by representing the interests of the nation’s 57 million cyclists. With a current membership of 300,000 affiliated cyclists, including 25,000 individuals and 700 affiliated organizations, the League works to bring better bicycling to your community.

Mr. Tyree has years of bicycling experience. Before becoming the education director at the League of American Bicyclists, he developed a successful and well-funded program for training teachers to provide bicycle safety classes in school settings at the Texas Bicycle
Coalition.

The Piedmont Triad Council of Governments bicycle and pedestrian program works to promote bicycle and pedestrian planning, education and events. More information can be found at www.pedpower.org.

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Grendel
13 years ago

Traffic Safety 101 was an excellent course today. Preston is an fantastic teacher. The class was small, a pair of gentlemen working towards their LCIs and myself with Jesse Day from PTCOG assisting Preston. Preston has great visions for the LAB education program and I wish him the best of luck.

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