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  • Allen Muchnick
    Spring and Summer 2011 Bicycling Classes Adult education programs in Arlington, Fairfax, and Montgomery Counties are separately sponsoring four cycling skills
    Message 1 of 2 , May 8, 2011
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      Spring and Summer 2011 Bicycling Classes

      Adult education programs in Arlington, Fairfax, and Montgomery Counties are separately sponsoring four cycling skills and bicycle maintenance courses taught by Allen Muchnick, a traffic cycling instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.  Except for the 9-hour classes with Saturday sessions, all classes meet on weekday evenings from 6:30-9:30 PM.

      The four courses are:

      * Smart Cycling--Traffic Skills 101, the essential, comprehensive, and very practical 9-hour cycling skills course for *all* bicyclists;

      * Smart Cycling--Traffic Skills 201, 9 hours of advanced cycling and bike maintenance skills for TS 101 graduates;

      * Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, a 3-hour lecture and demonstration; and

      * Bicycle Mechanics Workshop, a 3-hour hands-on sequel to any course listed above.  


      TO REGISTER
      , enroll with the local course sponsor IN ADVANCE:

      * Arlington Adult Education (703-228-7200 or [ http://www.arlingtonadulted.org ] ) .  To view all bicycling classes, go to [ http://tinyurl.com/2dv57s ] .
       
      * Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education, Transportation Safety Institute (240-567-5188 or [ http://aceitoc.montgomerycollege.edu/course/CourseView.aspx ] or [ http://tinyurl.com/3xh94un ] )

      * Fairfax County Adult & Community Education (703-658-1201 [or 703-658-1225] or [ https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/ ] .  To view all bicycling classes, search for both "bicycle" and "cycling" or  go to [ http://tinyurl.com/3mnwcm8 ] .


      For questions about the instruction, contact the instructor, Allen Muchnick, at <muchnick@...> or 703-271-0895.

      ====

      SMART CYCLING--TRAFFIC SKILLS 101 (CYCLING WITH CONFIDENCE)
      . Learn the craft of cycling with on-bike and classroom instruction in key cycling skills for roads, paths, and groups: equipment use and care, breakdown repairs, efficient pedaling, bike handling, training, vehicular (street) cycling, and crash prevention. Nine hours over two or three sessions.  Bike and helmet REQUIRED for all class sessions, except the first session of courses that meet on a  Saturday.
       
      Arlington County Courses
      , $85 residents/$109 non-residents, seniors $65/$85:
      * 11SGI816A:  3W, May 11, 18, & 25, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI816B:  3Tu, July 12, 19, 26, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

      Montgomery County Courses
      , $69 MD residents/$119 non-MD residents
      * BIC001, 42019: Fri, May 13, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, May 14, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, Montgomery College Rockville Campus
      * BIC001, 42018: Fri, June 24, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, June 25, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

      Fairfax County Course
      , $125 ($96.25 for resident seniors):
      * TI05302-20: Tu, June 7, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, June 11, 9 AM-4 PM, Plum Ctr

      * * *

      SMART CYCLING--TRAFFIC SKILLS 201 (PROFICENT CYCLING)
      . Advanced cycling and mechanical skills for Smart Cycling TS 101 graduates: ride hills, rural roads, urban arterials, and freeway merges; discuss endurance training and hot, cold, wet, and dark conditions; observe common maintenance procedures. Bike and helmet REQUIRED at all sessions. Three 3-hr sessions (9 hrs).

      Arlington County Course
      , $85 residents/$109 non-residents, seniors $65/$85:
      * 11SGI817:  3Tu, August 2, 9, & 16, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

      * * *

      BICYCLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR. Lecture/demonstration on bike fit, breakdown repairs, and the inspection, adjustment, lubrication, and renovation of diverse components. Bike not required. One 3-hour session.

      Arlington County Courses, $39 residents/$50 non-residents, seniors $29/$39:
      * 11SGI813A: Tu, May 10, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI813B: W, June 8, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI813C: W, July 6, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI813D: Th, August 4, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

      Fairfax County Course
      , $48 ($36 for resident seniors), plus $17 for optional "$25" textbook:
      * TI05300-20: M, May 16, Pimmit Hills Ctr, 6:30-9:30 PM

      * * *

      BICYCLE MECHANICS WORKSHOP
      . This self-directed, hands-on sequel to any other bicycle class lets you tune up, fix, or modify your bicycle or practice inspection, maintenance, or repair procedures. Bring bike(s), supplies, and inspiration. One 3-hour session.

      Arlington County Courses
      , $39 residents/$50 non-residents, seniors $29/$39:
      * 11SGI814A: Tu, May 17, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI814B: W, June 15, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI814C: W, July 13, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
      * 11SGI814D: Th, Aug 11, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

      Fairfax County Course
      , $55 ($41.25 for resident seniors):
      * TI05301-20: M, May 23, 6:30-9:30 PM,

      ###

      Allen Muchnick
      League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Instructor (LCI) #538
      muchnick@...
      703-271-0895
      Arlington VA
    • Happy Home
      Having taken the Traffic Skills class, I can wholeheartedly endorse it. This e-mail is preaching to the converted in most cases. This is a good opportunity
      Message 2 of 2 , May 8, 2011
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        Having taken the Traffic Skills class, I can wholeheartedly endorse it.

        This e-mail is preaching to the converted in most cases.  This is a good opportunity for those of us who have no interest in traffic skills because we are already doing it, to think about the larger picture.  Many more folks would like to do more cycling, and are intimidated by the prospect.  Perhaps you know some folks in your workplace who know you bike, and wonder if they could do it.  Biking in a suburban environment, such as Fairfax County, is a mental hurdle, that once over, many of us know, means biking becomes an available mode of transportation.  We may forget though, how intimidating it was before we overcame that hurdle.

        The class I took with Allen went a long way toward giving me the confidence to see in my minds eye, my commute to work, and shopping errands.  I was then able to ask cyclists about the gear I would need in different weather and daylight.  I was then able to actually ride the routes, decide what worked best for me, and the rest is history -- my history.

        With Allen's limited budget, our word-of-mouth is best thing going to help all those wannabe cyclists out there -- all those who need the exercise -- who are watching their middle expand and caring people suggesting they need to do something -- all those frustrated with the traffic congestion -- we can help.

        Cheers,

        Paul
        Chantilly

        On 5/8/2011 4:47 PM, Allen Muchnick wrote:
         

        Spring and Summer 2011 Bicycling Classes

        Adult education programs in Arlington, Fairfax, and Montgomery Counties are separately sponsoring four cycling skills and bicycle maintenance courses taught by Allen Muchnick, a traffic cycling instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists.  Except for the 9-hour classes with Saturday sessions, all classes meet on weekday evenings from 6:30-9:30 PM.

        The four courses are:

        * Smart Cycling--Traffic Skills 101, the essential, comprehensive, and very practical 9-hour cycling skills course for *all* bicyclists;

        * Smart Cycling--Traffic Skills 201, 9 hours of advanced cycling and bike maintenance skills for TS 101 graduates;

        * Bicycle Maintenance & Repair, a 3-hour lecture and demonstration; and

        * Bicycle Mechanics Workshop, a 3-hour hands-on sequel to any course listed above.  


        TO REGISTER
        , enroll with the local course sponsor IN ADVANCE:

        * Arlington Adult Education (703-228-7200 or [ http://www.arlingtonadulted.org ] ) .  To view all bicycling classes, go to [ http://tinyurl.com/2dv57s ] .
         
        * Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education, Transportation Safety Institute (240-567-5188 or [ http://aceitoc.montgomerycollege.edu/course/CourseView.aspx ] or [ http://tinyurl.com/3xh94un ] )

        * Fairfax County Adult & Community Education (703-658-1201 [or 703-658-1225] or [ https://aceclasses.fcps.edu/ ] .  To view all bicycling classes, search for both "bicycle" and "cycling" or  go to [ http://tinyurl.com/3mnwcm8 ] .


        For questions about the instruction, contact the instructor, Allen Muchnick, at <muchnick@...> or 703-271-0895.

        ====

        SMART CYCLING--TRAFFIC SKILLS 101 (CYCLING WITH CONFIDENCE)
        . Learn the craft of cycling with on-bike and classroom instruction in key cycling skills for roads, paths, and groups: equipment use and care, breakdown repairs, efficient pedaling, bike handling, training, vehicular (street) cycling, and crash prevention. Nine hours over two or three sessions.  Bike and helmet REQUIRED for all class sessions, except the first session of courses that meet on a  Saturday.
         
        Arlington County Courses
        , $85 residents/$109 non-residents, seniors $65/$85:
        * 11SGI816A:  3W, May 11, 18, & 25, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI816B:  3Tu, July 12, 19, 26, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

        Montgomery County Courses
        , $69 MD residents/$119 non-MD residents
        * BIC001, 42019: Fri, May 13, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, May 14, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, Montgomery College Rockville Campus
        * BIC001, 42018: Fri, June 24, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, June 25, 9:30 AM-3:30 PM, Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

        Fairfax County Course
        , $125 ($96.25 for resident seniors):
        * TI05302-20: Tu, June 7, 6:30-9:30 PM plus Sat, June 11, 9 AM-4 PM, Plum Ctr

        * * *

        SMART CYCLING--TRAFFIC SKILLS 201 (PROFICENT CYCLING)
        . Advanced cycling and mechanical skills for Smart Cycling TS 101 graduates: ride hills, rural roads, urban arterials, and freeway merges; discuss endurance training and hot, cold, wet, and dark conditions; observe common maintenance procedures. Bike and helmet REQUIRED at all sessions. Three 3-hr sessions (9 hrs).

        Arlington County Course
        , $85 residents/$109 non-residents, seniors $65/$85:
        * 11SGI817:  3Tu, August 2, 9, & 16, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

        * * *

        BICYCLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR. Lecture/demonstration on bike fit, breakdown repairs, and the inspection, adjustment, lubrication, and renovation of diverse components. Bike not required. One 3-hour session.

        Arlington County Courses, $39 residents/$50 non-residents, seniors $29/$39:
        * 11SGI813A: Tu, May 10, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI813B: W, June 8, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI813C: W, July 6, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI813D: Th, August 4, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

        Fairfax County Course
        , $48 ($36 for resident seniors), plus $17 for optional "$25" textbook:
        * TI05300-20: M, May 16, Pimmit Hills Ctr, 6:30-9:30 PM

        * * *

        BICYCLE MECHANICS WORKSHOP
        . This self-directed, hands-on sequel to any other bicycle class lets you tune up, fix, or modify your bicycle or practice inspection, maintenance, or repair procedures. Bring bike(s), supplies, and inspiration. One 3-hour session.

        Arlington County Courses
        , $39 residents/$50 non-residents, seniors $29/$39:
        * 11SGI814A: Tu, May 17, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI814B: W, June 15, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI814C: W, July 13, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr
        * 11SGI814D: Th, Aug 11, 6:30-9:30 PM, Arlington Career Ctr

        Fairfax County Course
        , $55 ($41.25 for resident seniors):
        * TI05301-20: M, May 23, 6:30-9:30 PM,

        ###

        Allen Muchnick
        League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Instructor (LCI) #538
        muchnick@...
        703-271-0895
        Arlington VA


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