Are you looking to ride a bike to commute, for exercise, or for fun through the city? Soul Trak and Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) are excited to present Confident City Cycling, a class that teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets and in heavily trafficked areas.
The first half of the class will cover important bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding in traffic. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.
The class ends with an on-street group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at email@example.com.
This class is for you if:
- You know how to ride a bike and have experience riding on trails
- You know how to ride a bike and would like to learn how to ride safely in traffic
- You have experience riding in traffic but would like to learn more about traffic law and how to navigate tricky traffic situations
Class Duration: 3 hours
Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. Interested in using a FREE Capital Bikeshare for this class? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Cost: Free for Soul Trak members!
Registration Policy: This event requires an additional registration on the WABA website. Once you've registered here with Soul Trak, please complete the WABA REGISTRATION HERE.
Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.
Directions and Parking:
Drive to the end of Anacostia Drive. You will see the skate pavilion on your right. At the end of the road, the pavement will turn into dirt and you will see a sign that says “service vehicles only”. Your class will take place in the parking lot to the right of this sign. Instructors will be wearing teal polos.
There is parking available at this location.
Public Transportation: This location is a 15-minute walk from the Pennsylvania Ave L’Enfant SE Bus Station
Nearest Capital Bikeshare: Anacostia Roller Skating Pavilion Station