Education - Classes, Videos, Literature
Times: 8 am - 10 am.
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Avenue (Between Solano Drive and Locust Street). Las Cruces, NM MAP
Cost & Sign up: Just $10 per person, No registration, open to the first 10 that show up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Instructors: The class will be taught by LAB (League of American Bicyclists), certified League Cycling Instructors with SNMBE (Southern NM Bicycle Educators)
Limitations: Open to cyclist 18 years old and up.
For details please see the respective flyer or check at bikehubnm.com
This report shows that increasing bicycling and walking are goals that are clearly in the public interest. Where bicycling and walking levels are higher, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes levels are lower. Higher levels of bicycling and walking also coincide with increased bicycle and pedestrian safety and higher levels of physical activity. Increasing bicycling and walking can help solve many serious problems facing our nation.
The Economic Impact of Bicycling and Walking
As economic recession has impacted communities across the nation, active transportation has emerged as a promising sector for growth and revitalization. Bicycling and walking projects create 11-14 jobs per $1 million spent, compared to just 7 jobs created per $1 million spent on highway projects. A series of case studies in 2010, examining the construction of U.S. bicycle and pedestrian facilities, found that such projects created between 218 and 1,050 new construction jobs.
Classes - traffic safety training
A Comprehensive Road Skills Course Sponsored by the City of Las Cruces, the Southern New Mexico Bicycle Educators & The Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico. On-Bike Portion at City of Las Cruces, City Hall, 700 N. Main, Need to complete October 5-25/Classroom On-Line.
Learn avoidance maneuvers and how to ride with traffic. Individuals 15 + years old are welcome to reserve a place in the class.
Fee: $25.00 Pre-Reservation required at http://www.BikeNM.org. League of American Bicyclists Instructor
A Hybrid* Road Skills Course for bicyclists at all levels.
This comprehensive course includes:
NMSU students, faculty & staff: $25 • Non-NMSU participants: $50
Register at http://smartcycling.blogspot.com by Saturday, March 19. Class size is limited. Restricted to Individuals 15+ years old. Bring a bike helmet (required), a bicycle in good working condition, a pen, riding clothing/shoes, and a water bottle.
- October 16, 2010 NMSU Bike Safety Skills Class TS101 (Registration by Sept 18)
A Hybrid* Road Skills Course for Bicyclists on NMSU Campus.
Saturday, October 16, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Academic Research Center C, Rm 110, NMSU,
Beginning & seasoned cyclists (15+ years old) can benefit from this comprehensive course that includes an online, self-paced course*, in-road riding skills & basic maintenance tips. Register for this course by Saturday, September 18. Class size is limited. Register by contacting Ellen Castello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 11, 2010 post Bike Commuter Safety Class at Las Cruces City Hall.
- August 27-28, 2010, Traffic Safety 101 Class; Albuquerque, NM
Videos - "how to"
Literature & Guidance