Road Rules

Mar 15, 2009 | Cycling, March 2009

Stay between the lines: Learn biking rules and regulations

By Bonnie Osterhage

If you really love to ride but aren’t 100 percent certain of all of the rules and regulations governing biking, you should attend the “Share the Road and the Trails” Cycling Program being held from 9 a.m.-noon March 21 at Government Canyon State Natural Area.

Participants will become familiar with the commuting concept of “Same Road, Same Rules, Same Rights” as well as learn the best practices for mountain biking. The class will consist of a review of road rules, a video demonstration and a chance to practice what you have learned.

“The workshop brings recreational cycling together with commuter cycling,” says Lydia Kelly, bicycle/pedestrian transportation planner for the San Antonio-Bexar County Planning Organization. “There are many similarities and differences.”

Kelly adds that, in San Antonio, more and more off-road trails are becoming available, and some can even be incorporated into the transportation system.

“This allows commuters to ride away from motorized vehicles, making for a safer journey,” she explains.

The workshop is open to all ages, but an adult must accompany children. Class size is limited, and reservations will be taken beginning at noon on February 21. For reservations and more information, email¬†reservations@friendsofgc.org. Include your name, (and age if you’re not under 18), along with your e-mail address and telephone number, or call (210) 688-9055 ext. 291.

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