Though they ALL knew how to ride a bike, few of these Juilliard students had transitioned from riding around their hometown neighborhoods to riding the big city. But the growing presence of cycling in NY has not escaped them, and they all sat up as they learned that city cycling can be a safe and enjoyable activity. When these students venture out into their NYC lives, they’ll be equipped with the knowledge they need to become confident and responsible riders.

It took two sessions to cover a range of biking must-know material; from the very basics; “Get a bike that fits and put air in the tires”, to more technical urban riding concepts; “Scan and signal before entering the flow of traffic”. The pacing was fast and we covered a lot in each 1 hour session.

All attendees went home with reflective ankle bands courtesy the NYC DOT, assorted VB gifts, and the Grand Raffle prize; a rear-view mirror, courtesy CycleAware.com.

About the author

Lance Jacobs

A native New Yorker, biking has been part of my life from my paper route in 5th grade, through my international tours on 4 continents. Now, as a League Certified Instructor (LCI #3507), my focus is on studying and teaching the best way to ride in NYC's unique street environment. I love cycling and I love my city. I believe riding our streets can be stress free when approached with some solid skills, some basic knowledge, and the right frame of mind.

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