Bike Commuting 101

Cars, pedestrians, busses, intersections, turn lanes, traffic lights . . . how do you deal with all these things when you’re on a bicycle? Traffic Skills for Bike Commuting 101 is the best first step towards learning how to drive your bicycle in traffic. Outdoor Chattanooga’s League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors (LCI’s) have the training and expertise to teach you the techniques on how to ride safely and predictably on the road. Using video tutorials, a Q&A, and an optional group ride, our instructors can help you learn the basic rules and techniques for driving your bicycle in traffic.

This free class is offered the 3rd Monday monthly at 6:00 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga. Reservations required in advance.

What You’ll Learn

  • TN State and Chattanooga laws pertaining to bicycles
  • Lane positioning and changing
  • Signaling and scanning
  • Basic bicycle safety and helmet check

FAQs

How often does this class occur?
This class occurs on the 3rd Monday every month at 6:00 p.m.
How much does the class cost?
The class if free. We can even provide a bicycle and helmet for the group ride.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. Reservations are required in advance.
Do I need to wear a helmet during the ride?
Yes. Helmets are mandatory for this class. We recommend you always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.

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Chattanooga Hiking Club Meeting

Grotto Meeting

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FULL: Sunset/Night Hike at Stringer’s Ridge

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adaptive Cycling

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

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Family Sunset Canoe Trip

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

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Sunset/ Night Hike

Pre-Trip Meeting – Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

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Full Moon Night Hike

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Cumberland Trail Hike

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Did You Know?

Chattanooga has over 75 miles of bike facilities, including non-motorized paved pathways, greenways and dedicated bike lanes throughout the city. Chattanooga was ranked 30th out of the 50 Best Bike Cities in the U.S. by Bicycling.com.

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