Like the Cycling Savvy training itself, the instructor training was accessible for people of various fitness levels. We covered over 14 miles on Sunday, but we did so over a 6-hour period consisting of easy-pace group riding, lots of breaks (in the shade) for instruction and “chalk talk,” plus a few individual exercises. You don’t have to be fast to be a confident, courteous, savvy cyclist!
While portions of this route seem intimidating upon first glance, even for the seasoned road cyclist, Cycling Savvy provides the skills, information, and confidence necessary to navigate the features, breaking them down into manageable chunks for cyclists of every level.
While it will be at least a few months before I am doing any instructing, there are Cycling Savvy classes available NOW in St. Louis. Visit the Cycling Savvy St. Louis page to find out more about the classes THIS Thursday and Saturday, which still have room for a few more students. The class provides the real world skills (and first hand experience) to help you drive your bicycle on the road, while interacting effectively, confidently, and safely with other road users.
Photos in this post courtesy of Keri Caffrey and Karen Karabell