Thursday, June 12, 2008

LANL to sponsor Road I course.

Under the auspicies of the Division of Industrial Hygene and Safety, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be sponsoring a League of American Bicyclists "Road I" bicycling course on Friday, 20 June, 2008, starting at 8 a.m.. The course will be a full day long (including breaks) and will be held at the Canyon Complex Room 172.

In addition to classroom material, the course includes a significant "on road" section. Students should bring a bicycle in good operating condition and a helmet and be prepared to ride on Los Alamos' quieter side streets, including parts of downtown.

The course is designed to give cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. It covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual.This fast-paced, adult cycling course is approximately six to nine hours long and prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling.

The course will be taught by Laboratory staff members Khalil Spencer and Neale Pickett, who are licenced League Cycling Instructors. Classroom material will be provided. Class size is limited to less than 20 students, and is further limited to all LANL badgeholders. Please contact either Khal ( or or Neale ( or by COB Thursday, 19 June to confirm a space and ensure availability.


Anonymous said...

I'd be interested in attending this, but I'm going to be out of town that day, unfortunately. I'm a 39-year old that has barely been on a bike the last 25 years and has lousy balance skills (and little confidence), so it's probably tailor made for me. Here's hoping you do this again in the future!

Anonymous said...

I hope to do a second course later this summer, actually. --Khal

Anonymous said...

(Same anon here.) Great, I will keep an eye out for the next one. Thanks for your hard work and dedication!

Khal said...

11 signed up so far.

Scott said...

Hey guys good luck with your course!