Bicycle Education

Be Prepared for Strive Not to Drive and a Future of Safe Competent Cycling!
Traffic Skills 101 class will help you gain the competence and skills to feel comfortable riding your bike on the road.  The course will include classroom discussion and group ride led by certified instructors with commuting experience certified by the League of American Bicyclists.

Course topics include: bike selection; fit and equipment; route selection and backup plans; drive your bike (vehicular cycling); handling skills and practice drills; and safety and emergency maneuvers.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10 AM - 4 PM, YWCA multi-purpose room. Working bicycle and helmet required. Bring a snack/lunch. $20 registration, half-price for youth 12 - 16. Scholarships available. 

For questions and to register, email Here for more information.

Do you know how to put your bike on the bus? Click here for the How-to Video from Asheville Transit!

Traffic Skills 101 to your organization

Buncombe County’s ten nationally certified bicycle safety instructors want to assist your organization! By promoting and/or sponsoring a League of American Bicyclists training, your organization will be ensuring safe and competent bicycling for commuting, recreation and/or exercise.

We would be delighted to offer your organization tailored classes for your particular needs. All classes include safe riding tips, basic bicycle maintenance and safe riding skills building.  Below are some classes that we offer or we could work with your organization to further tailor a class to your needs.

  • For Employers – commuting class which assists employees in selecting efficient and safer routes to get to work and addresses cycling issues specific to commuters and your work place
  • For Families and Seniors – Teaching children safe bicycling habits and reinforcing those habits with parents  Maybe it has been years since you got on a bicycle and you want to ensure you are aware of the new developments in riding rules?  This beginner class is for you. 
  • For Church or Social groups - Cycling can be a great group exercise.  This class will not only assist with personal bicycle skills, but there are techniques for group riding.  This class can be a great way to build team confidence and communication

Contact Gwen Wisler at to discuss a specialized training for your employees, members, clients or customers or consider publicizing and even sponsoring individuals to attend our already scheduled trainings.  We look forward to hearing from you.  

We are a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate about helping more Asheville and Buncombe County residents bicycle more and more confidently. Please consider what we can do to help you with and contact us!

Terri March,
Mar 1, 2011, 7:20 PM