Diversion classes also available for cyclists who have received traffic citations
The Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is offering free bicycle safety classes in August and September. Complete a class and you could get a free bike light set or U-lock or even a helmet!
We have classes for children such as Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education, or BIKE, for kids ages 8-10 starting Saturday, Aug. 3.
Other classes are aimed at helping bicycle novices become “confident and capable cyclists.” There are mountain bike classes as well as mechanics and women’s mechanics classes.
Most class sizes are limited so don’t wait. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up.
Classes are conducted by instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists.
Participants must bring their own bikes, which need to be in good ridable condition (except for the mechanics classes).
The County also offers separate classes for persons who’ve received a traffic citation on their bikes. In an effort to improve the safety of bicyclists, the City of Tucson Prosecutor’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office will dismiss a cyclist’s civil traffic citation if he or she submits proof of completion of the Bicycle Safety Diversion Program safety class.
For more information about bicycling in Tucson and Pima County, including maps and clubs, visit the Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program online or The Loop online.