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HomeEducate - Cycling Savvy

Cycling Savvy - Empowerment for Unlimited Travel


Origins and Principles

CyclingSavvy is a program of American Bicycling Education Association, Inc. (ABEA).  It was developed by former League Cycling Instructors Keri Caffrey and Mighk Wilson.

The founders recognized that because fear of cycling in traffic is the greatest hindrance to cycling and bicycle transportation, the greatest need was a thorough adult traffic cycling course.  We reasoned other cycling topics, such as bike fit and mechanical skills can be learned via the web or through books or local bike shops, but traffic cycling absolutely requires the social and experiential aspects only found through face-to-face and real-world instruction.


Course Structure and Content

 

While CyclingSavvy inevitably teaches some of the same essential traffic cycling principles and skills as other cycling courses—such as those offered by the League of American Bicyclists, Law Enforcement Bicycle Association, International Police Mountain Bike Association, CANbike and Cycle Training UK—it was not based on any existing curriculum. Nor was it based on the original Effective Cycling course (from which League’s TS101 was derived).

CyclingSavvy was built entirely new “from the ground up.”  It is built upon an understanding of the needs of adult learners and the challenges of changing behavior that is strongly rooted in our traffic culture. Much of the content in the CyclingSavvy curriculum is completely original. Traditional content is framed and delivered in unique ways to maximize the learning process.


Online Courses Available

CyclingSavvy offers two online courses in addition to their in person classes.  These online courses are very well done and offer a wealth of information in an easily accessed format.

Though not free, both courses are exceptional and well-worth the $35 and $75 charged for them.  Stream them at your convenience and return to refresh your memory or verify a particular item at any time.

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