The Mid City West Community Council will host a free Bicycle Safety Class on Sunday, January 11th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women building, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. (on the southwest corner of Fairfax Ave. and Clinton St.).
The class will cover the basics of rules of the road for cyclists and drivers, important safety tips for cyclists, and offer further resources to improve riding skills. The class lasts two hours and is entirely in the classroom. No bicycle is necessary. This is perfect for bicyclists and drivers, kids and adults!
Register soon for this free class, as space is limited.
The class will be taught by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The LACBC is the largest bicycle advocacy group working in the LA area. They offer classes, materials, events, and campaigns advocating for safe and healthy cycling.
The Mid City West Community Council (MCWCC) is the neighborhood council representing Miracle Mile north to West Hollywood and La Brea Ave. west to Beverly Hills. This area includes Melrose Village west of La Brea Ave. The MCWCC represents residents, business owners, students, and employees, within the neighborhood.
“Cycling is increasing city-wide, whether it is for recreation or commuting, and we want to make sure cyclists and drivers feel safe in Mid City West,” said Taylor Nichols, co-chair of the MCWCC Transportation, Parking, and Streetscape Committee. “There’s a lot of confusion with new bike projects and rules around bicycling, so we’re offering this class to help answer some of the questions folks have about bicyclists on the road.”