In CyclingSavvy Mastery, we'll take you from being safe -- because you learned the hazards and conflicts and how to remedy them in the basic CyclingSavvy course -- to feeling both safe and confident.
You'll learn to read the street and traffic system and see it in a way you've never seen it before.
You'll learn how to get motorists to do what you want them to do, not through conflict, but through a combination of subtle moves and clear, obvious signals.
You'll learn how to get busy roads virtually all to yourself for surprising lengths of time. How to negotiate complex intersections with a minimum of stress and aggravation. How to use the way our roads are signed and marked for motorists to your benefit as a bicyclist. We even cover how to ride in bicycle-specific facilities, because they often pose conflicts and problems that might surprise you. And we'll show you how to map out the kind of route you want using Google Maps (it takes a good bit more than just entering Point A and Point B!).
Then there's our Reality Check. We know that while most of the time our strategies work exceptionally well, it's not all sweetness and light out there; so we give you some pointers on dealing with difficult people.
Course Lectures Include:
Success In The Real World
Influencing Behavior: Managing Your Space
Influencing Behavior: Becoming a Jedi Cyclist
Hacking Traffic Flow
Understanding the Road
Keri is a technical illustrator and graphic designer with 20 years of urban cycling experience and a passion for teaching.
Through two decades of bicycling in urban Orlando, she experienced the expansion of suburbia with wide, fast roads, the addition of bicycle-specific infrastructure, an increase in traffic and a decrease in civility. Through an examination of her own close calls and conflicts, and observation of the behavior of both cyclists and motorists, she became convinced that the greatest challenge facing the promotion of urban cycling is lack of education, coupled with the destructive belief system Americans have developed about our roads.
To answer this challenge, Keri applied her background in curriculum design, technical illustration and animation to the development of the CyclingSavvy course. CyclingSavvy teaches vital behaviors that empower bicyclists to travel anywhere safely, easily and without fear.
Mighk (pronounced Mike) is a co-founder of the CyclingSavvy program and the American Bicycling Education Association. He has been cycling in traffic routinely ever since he was a kid. He has worked as a bicycle and pedestrian transportation planner for MetroPlan Orlando, a regional transportation planning agency, since 1993. During his years as a bicycle planner, he has done extensive study of the causes of bicyclist crashes, and developed a number of local programs to educate cyclists, as well as non-cyclists, about the safest ways for cyclists and motorists to operate together.