ERIC Number: ED255629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Adult Cycling. An Instructor's Manual. Series MR-001, Publication Number 78-016-01.
Charest, Laurie; Condrey, John
This instructor's manual is designed for use by an experienced cyclist to teach a 10-week, 30-hour course. The course provides on-bike and classroom instruction in defensive maneuvers in traffic, long-distance riding, health and physiology, bike maintenance, legal considerations of biking, and route selection. Participants should be at least occasional riders who can ride with reasonable competence and confidence; instructors may establish additional prerequisites. Section I provides general information for potential sponsors, including a course description, logistics, and outline. Section II discusses instructional strategies for classroom and on-bike instruction. Section III contains outlines for the 10 classes and student handouts. The outlines include factual material and informative diagrams. Each class covers a variety of topics, including basic skills of riding; riding on uncrowded streets; riding in moderate and heavy traffic; emergency maneuvers; touring; bike selection and fit; equipment, brakes, basic posture and pedaling techniques; laws; wheels; bicycle accidents; safety hints; intersections; tires; changers; conditioning; gears and gearing; commuting; bicycle security; chain and freewheel; headset and stem; racing; bottom bracket; bike facilities; and bike carriers. Appendixes include listings of bicycle clubs and organizations, lists of sources for each class, and a bibliography. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Transportation, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services.