City Cycling Classes

City Cycling Classes at Local Universities
Free to the public

Thanks to a Community Transformation Grant from the City of Austin with funds from the Affordable Health Care Act, the Austin Cycling Association is going to be presenting City Cycling classes at five local universities during September. Registration for these classes is free and open to the public.

City Cycling is a three-hour program developed by League Cycling Instructors to present basic information about riding in an urban setting. It includes techniques to avoid crashes and enjoy using a bicycle for transportation. One of the basic tenets of City Cycling is that cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. This course is compatible with the Texas Transportation Code and City of Austin ordinances that apply to bicycle use.

Universities taking part in the grant program include Austin Community College, St. Edwards University, Huston-Tillotson University, and University of Texas at Austin. All of the 3-hour classes will be held in September and will accommodate approximately 30 participants each. Participants do not need a bicycle for this class. Additional on-bike training in traffic situations will be provided for up to 60 students, also in September.

Preston Tyree, Education Director for Austin Cycling Association, said, "We are excited about the opportunity provided by Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services to reach out to students and explore things that make bicycles so useful. This will be a fun class with lots of video clips and discussion. Cycling should be fun, and can be an integral part of our daily lives."