After young cyclists hit by vehicles, Intro to Road Cycling classes in Cedar Valley

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CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (KWWL) – In the past week, we’ve reported on two accidents involving young cyclists and a vehicle. One accident happened in Waverly and another in Waterloo. Both, authorities tell us, were due to cyclist error.

While hearing about these accidents, we learned the Cedar Valley Cyclists are starting “Intro to Road Cycling Classes.” They say both drivers and cyclists need to follow the rules of the road, but not every cyclist knows what to do, especially if they’re used to trails.

Board Member Eric Penning says, “If it’s a cyclist that really knows what they’re doing on the road, or if it’s a kid that darts out in front of a car, it’s a bad situation all the time, and unfortunately it’s becoming more common.”

During the Intro to Road Cycling Class, there will be a bike ride, and the group will go over cycling communication, hand signals, and laws.

This class is free for anyone to attend. The next class is Saturday, June 29th. It starts at 10:00 a.m. and will meet at Waterloo Bicycle Works.

CLICK HERE if you would like to learn more about the class.

On the event page, it says:

This is a class for those who are interested in making the transition from trail riding to road riding or would like more experience learning the safe and proper way to bike on the streets.

As a group we will go over cycling communication, hand signals and laws. Then we will go for a road ride around 10mi. Speed will be 12-14 MPH with stopping along the route for questions and discussions.

What you should bring:
*bicycle in good working condition.
*helmet.
* front and rear light (recommended).
*good attitude 😃

Amanda Gilbert

Amanda Gilbert

Multimedia Journalist
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