Police Offer Bike Safety Course Traffic Skills 101...it's Only Ten Dollars!! ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Monday, February 15, 2010

Police Offer Bike Safety Course Traffic Skills 101...it's Only Ten Dollars!!

Bicyclists of all abilities are invited to take a 2-hour Traffic Skills 101 course from City Police Officer Craig Medley, a certified League of American Bicyclists instructor.

This course will give cyclists the knowledge and confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail and covers bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, two-hour introductory course prepares cyclists for an understanding of cycling in traffic.

The course will take place at the Truxton Park Recreation Center on Wednesday March 10th at 6:00 PM.  Cost of the course is $10 and registration is available online at:

For more information please contact either Jennifer Bistrack (Dept of Recreation and Parks - 410.263.7958) or myself.  We look forward to seeing you on March 10th.

(This email originated in The Transportation Department, concerns the Police Department and tells us to contact the Recreation and Parks Department. I like interdepartmental cooperation, but.....and what kind of a web-site address is that???) 

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Will Small said...

As a long time area cyclist who is no longer able to keep risking his life on the city streets, it is time to realize that no cyclist education can significantly improve cycling safety. What we need is public officials who are motivated to do something to facilitate our safety such as infrastructure improvements. My years of lobbying our public officials taught me of how little interest that is to them. Maybe the new mayor will do something to help make cycling safe enough for me to do it again, but until I see a place for me to travel by bike, I'm not interested. I'll go visit and look forward to moving someplace where bicycles are truly welcome and embraced. Thanks for all your hard work on this Paul.

Paul Foer said...

You may think you don't need this class--and you may be correct, but many can use such a class. City officials, drivers and bicyclists all need to do what we cxan.

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