The Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocates provides safety education on bicycling and walking in the Greater Mankato Area. Greater Mankato Bike and Walk Advocate Board Members who are League of American Bicyclists certified instructors offer the TS101 courses. Certified instructors or Walk! Bike! Fun! Curriculum trained board members can help organize and lead rodeos for your group.
Smart Cycling / Traffic Safety 101 (TS101)
Smart Cycling / TS101 is a traffic skills course that gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. The course covers bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques and includes a student manual. Recommended for adults and children above age fourteen, this fast-paced, course prepares cyclists for a full understanding of vehicular cycling. Traffic Skills 101 is a nine-hour multi-day course and is a prerequisite to becoming an League Cycling Instructor.
For more information, to register for or host a class, please contact Board Vice President, Lee Ganske.
Walk and/or Bike Rodeos
Rodeos are skill-building clinics developed for the purpose of teaching children basic walking and bicycle-riding to practice and develop effective skills. Rodeos provide a chance to learn, practice, and demonstrate skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Participants will gain increased knowledge about traffic safety, walking, and bicycling; transfer the knowledge to the practice of skills and decision-making while walking or riding a bicycle; and be energized and excited to want to learn more and to engage in walking and bicycling.
For more information or to host a rodeo, please contact Board member Kristen Friedrichs.