Teaches inexperienced adults how to ride a bike (HBL provides bike and helmet if needed).
Where: Outdoors, on a bike path or in a park
LCI: Help adults get their balance first by scooting, then adding the pedals. LCIs will coach them through the steps (no training wheels or holding the bike). Lots of encouragement and cheering for the most part.
LCI needs: Working bicycle (non-fixed gear is helpful), helmet
Goes over rules of the road, lane positioning, safety & visibility, how to lock up your bike, etc. in a classroom setting. Covers ABC quick check and heads to a parking lot space for starting & stopping and scanning & signaling drills. Lastly, ends with a short (~2 mile) group ride around the neighborhood.
Where: Classroom setting, basic handling drills in parking lot, short easy road-riding
LCI: Teach Bicycling Basics curriculum out of handout, ABC quick check, lead/teach basic bike handling drills, lead/sweep group ride around the neighborhood.
LCI needs: Working bicycle, helmet, cut tennis balls
Recaps from Bicycling Basics , but adds information on how to use your gears more efficiently and covers group riding. Drills will be scanning & signaling and hazard avoidance maneuvers: Quick Stop, Rock Dodge, and Quick Turn. Finishes with group ride around the neighborhood, including small hills if possible (~3 miles).
Where: Classroom setting, hazard avoidance drills in parking lot, road-riding
LCI: Teach Road Cycling Riding curriculum of handout, ABC quick check, lead/teach advanced bike handling drills, lead/sweep group ride around the neighborhood.
LCI needs: Working multi-speed bicycle, helmet, cut tennis balls
Goes over how to fix a flat with ease, then has students do it on their own. Wraps up with ABC quick check and how to lube your chain (very general maintenance on how to take care of your bike).
Where: Usually indoors
LCI: Show how to fix a flat, help students fix their own, then general bike maintenance (basically an expanded ABC quick check)
LCI needs: Working bicycle (multi-speed is helpful), flat-fixing tools (if you feel more comfortable using your own)