The BCI Board of Directors highly recommends that every member complete a bicycle safety and traffic skills class and become part of our Circle of Safety.
We encourage all Circle of Safety members to wear their wristbands on club rides, remember to use their traffic skills at all times and set a good example for others.
We appreciate the time and effort BCI members have put in to become safer and more responsible bicycle riders. Circle of Safety members are listed below. Look for them next time you ride.
Learn the rules of the road related to operating a bicycle on streets, roads, and paths in California. Learn about proper lane positioning, negotiating intersections and turn lanes, integrating your bicycle in the traffic flow, hazard and crash avoidance, and more. It will change the way you ride and lessen your odds of becoming a traffic statistic. These are the classes:
American Bicycling Education Association CYCLING SAVVY 3-part course
The Truth and Techniques of Traffic Cycling -- 3 hours (evening classroom)
Train Your Bike -- 3 hours -- weekend morning on-bike skills
Tour of the City -- 3.5 hours -- weekend afternoon practice ride
More information at http://cyclingsavvy.org/about/3-part-course/
and classes offered locally by the Orange County Bicycle Coalition
League of American Bicyclists SMART CYCLING
Classroom -- 4 hours -- weekday evening
On the bike -- 6 hours -- weekend morning/afternoon
More information at http://bikeleague.org/content/take-class
If we can get 10 or more of our members together on the same weekend, we can get an instructor and schedule our own class.
Skills Reward Program
GOLD Circle of Safety Members
Karen Lewis Cook
Qualify by attending and completing a second bicycle safety skills class, at the member’s expense (such as CyclingSavvy’s 3-part Course or the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling class, or other class as approved by the BCI Board of Directors).
Receive a gift card from the club for a Road ID, and your name added to the “Gold Circle of Safety” registry above.
SILVER CIRCLE OF SAFETY MEMBERS
Jamie Joy De Meta
Will Gray, Ph.D.
Qualify by attending and completing a CyclingSavvy 3-part Course or a League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling class, at the member’s expense.
Receive a free BCI “Silver Circle of Safety” wristband, and your name added to the “Silver Circle of Safety” registry above.