education

Safer Trucking For Cities

Most of the deaths of cyclists in Boston are because of large trucks.

more information from the Boston Cyclists Union here

Arizona e-bike law in limbo after governor’s veto on unrelated issue

PHOENIX (BRAIN) — Arizona’s governor has vetoed a state measure containing three-class e-bike legislation favored by the industry. In an unusual gubernatorial protest related to a proposed teacher pay raise that Ducey supports, he vetoed unrelated bills that had been supported by Republicans, who oppose the pay raise. “Please send me a budget that gives teachers a 20 percent pay raise by 2020 and restores additional school district assistance,” Ducey wrote in a veto message for the e-bike legislation

Interbike announces first wave of IBD Summit speakers at fall show

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Interbike has announced the initial wave of content and schedule for the IBD Summit at Interbike, the retail education track at the Interbike show this fall. The show said it sought to bring the same level of speakers that used to appear at the IBD Summit in its previous format, when it was held in Arizona in the winter.  Pat Hus, the vice president of Interbike, said, “We consulted with our Retailer Advisory Board, the NBDA and many others on the topics, and are confident that the sessions will be impactful for attendees

Quincy Is Co-Hosting Traffic Skills Cycling Course With MassBike

From the email:

Hello Quincyclists,

I would like to announce that Quincy is co-hosting a League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 class on April 7 and 8. Please join us!
Register here:
http://www.massbike.org/ts101quincy
This Traffic Skills 101 Cycling Education Course is a fast-paced, two-day class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. We will cover the basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. This class is a prerequisite for becoming a certified League Cycling Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.

Join us Saturday, April 7, 10a-1pm for an indoor session, and Sunday, April 8, 10am-1pm for an outdoor session on the bike and a written test. Participants MUST take both days to participate.

The League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling program is designed to develop your knowledge and expertise in the craft and science of bicycling — the ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

The bicycling education program was started in 1974, and continues to be the only nationally recognized cycling education program with trained and certified instructors.

Traffic Skills 101 is the foundation of the program. It provides instruction and guidance in the basic principles of vehicular bicycling. Bicyclists have more fun when they ride with skill and confidence. This course combines classroom discussion and parking lot activities with on-road practice of the principles of vehicular bicycling. The instructor for this course is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and has years of experience and training.

If you are interested in becoming a League Certified Instructor this course is a prerequisite. That course will be offered in May.  Please let us know if you are interested!

Keep pedaling,

Irene Lutts
President
Quincycles.org

BMW joins the Electric Bike Expo at this weekend’s Chicagoland event

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. (BRAIN) — BMW has joined the Electric Bike Expo as an exhibitor beginning with its Chicago-area event, which opened Friday and continues through Sunday

DreamBikes — nonprofit used bike shops that provide training for teens — opens four new locations

WATERLOO, Wis. (BRAIN) — DreamBikes — a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on, paid job training to teens in underserved communities at its used bike shops — has expanded with four new locations. The organization, which counts Trek Bicycle as a major supporter, has opened new storefronts in Madison, Wisconsin; Calumet City, Illinois; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Rochester, New York.

Dero offers new signage for bike parking and repair locations

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Dero is now offering a collection of street and trail signs to help bike riders find bike parking, repair stations and air pumps. Dero is offering four signs: Bike Parking, Bike Repair, Air and directional Arrow signs.

Leslie Bohm Education Center campaign gains ground

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Community Cycles of Boulder, Colorado, America’s third-largest community bicycle organization, is raising funds to purchase a new $1.5 million building. A thousand square feet of the new space will be dedicated to the Leslie Bohm Education Center, a world-class facility to teach Boulder bikers about all aspects of bikes and cycling

Interbike plans educational seminars for supplier attendees

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.

Guru announces dates for 2016 bike fit education courses

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) —?Guru has released its global 2016 bike fit education course schedule for the Guru Academy’s headquarters in Connecticut as well as Guru Academy Education Centers around the country. “Guru is committed to preparing fitters around the world for today’s bicycle retail environment,” said Morten Kristiansen, Guru’s general manager