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Become A Better Bike Rider.  Ride Safely and With More Confidence!


New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation (NHCAT) will offer the Traffic Skills 101 class for cyclists who know how to ride a bike on, Saturday August 10.  This one-day class will offer instruction to help you build skills and confidence while learning more about traffic laws in Connecticut, crash avoidance, lane positioning, and basic bike maintenance.  Over the course of the day you will develop your knowledge, expertise and ability to use a bicycle safely, confidently, and competently for commuting, utility, health, and recreation.  While the class is intended for all people who can ride a bike and want to improve their skills, it is also a prerequisite for becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) of the League of American Bicyclists.


REGISTRATION – You can register at:


INSTRUCTORS- Traffic Skills 101 will be taught by Joel La Chance and Cassandra Faustini, League Cycling Instructors (LCI) with years of training and teaching experience.  For more information contact Joel at: lachancej2@gmail.comor Cassandra at:  You can also write to

FEE – NHCAT wants everyone in New Haven to ride a bicycle safely and with confidence and does not charge for its classes.  Please register at least 3 days in advance of the chosen class.  

WHERE– Bradley Street Bicycle Coop, 138 Bradley St, New Haven, CT 06511 

AGE REQUIREMENT – Youth 16 to 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The parent or guardian must register and pay for the class and remain with the youth at all times during the day.


The class will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, August 10.

Part One: The Basics

Part Two: Bicycling in Traffic

Part Three: Enjoying the Ride


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS - Each participant is required to bring:

A bicycle in good working condition (TS 101 is not a bicycle repair class.)

A bike helmet.  New helmets will be available at no charge for those who need  one.


All participants are requested to bring a bagged lunch so the class can continue and finish promptly at 4:00pm. 

LEAGUE OF AMERICAN BICYCLISTS - Traffic Skills 101 is part of the “Smart Cycling” curriculum of the League of American Bicyclists, the only nationally recognized cycling education program with trained and certified instructors.  The class is a prerequisite for becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI).