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"Advanced" Group Riding Skills Class Mar 17, 2019

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Anderson High School

8403 Mesa Drive

Austin, TX 78759

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The Advanced Class is designed for experienced riders with 2-3 years of riding experience (and 2-3 previous MS 150 event rides). First time MS 150 riders are not permitted to take this class because it builds on knowledge already provided in the Basic Class. This class is accepted by most teams to meet the Group Riding Skills Class requirement. This Class is based on content developed by the League of American Bicyclists and taught by qualified instructors (League Certified Instructors or USA Cycling Coaches).
The Advanced Class is 1 hour of Classroom Instruction (held at the training site), followed by 2 hours of “On the Bike” Skills. The objective of the class is to reinforce Safety Information and learn increased bike handling skills.
Participants will learn:
- Primary Bike Safety
- Bicycle Safety Equipment (Helmet)
- Defensive Riding with vehicle traffic and other Cyclists
- Vehicle Rules and traffic laws for Cyclists
- Proper signaling and communications
- Special Safety Considerations when riding in a Paceline (and paceline etiquette)
- ABC Quick Check for Bicycle Maintenance
- Importance and Proper Hydration and Nutrition for a long distance bike event
- BP MS 150 Specific Safety Information (rest stops, SAGs, Ride Marshalls, etc)
On the Bike Skill Instruction and Practice:
- Straight Line Riding (looking back, water bottle reach / swap, object pick up,)
- Advanced Cornering
- Tire Sweeping
- Proximity Riding and Merging
- Double Rotating Paceline
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