Pedal Pittsburgh 2009, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from pghmtb’s photostream

Next year will see the start of Pittsburgh’s first bike-share program with 500 bikes available at 50 stations. This will mean even more people of varying abilities will be sharing the road with automotive drivers. CyclingSavvy is a workshop created to make confident and competent cyclists to help establish Pittsburgh as a safe and bike-friendly city. The program works to change the belief patterns and behaviors of cyclists by using innovative and modern teaching techniques.

Participants are taught to internalize the following to become empowered cyclists:

  • Knowledge of the law
  • Knowledge of bicycle safety
  • Traffic problem solving
  • Bike handling skills
  • Traffic cycling skills

The workshop is offered in three 3-hour courses which include a bike-handling session, a classroom session, and an on-road tour. The classroom and bike-handling sessions may be taken individually, but the road tour requires the other two sessions as a prerequisite. (On-bike portions are limited to 10 participants.) Courses are as follows:

Truths and Techniques of Traffic Cycling
When: Friday, September 20, 2013, 6-9 pm
Where: Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave #700, Pittsburgh, PA
Cost: $30

Train Your Bike
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10 am
Where: Parking lot of Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Cost: $30

Tour of Pittsburgh
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2 pm
Where: Start location at Bakery Square, 6425 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh , PA
Cost: $75 for all three courses (The other two courses are a prerequisite for the tour)

To find out additional information or to sign-up and pay for workshop session/s, please click here.


Bunny Hop, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Chris Metcalf’s photostream