BCM Education Training Schedule 2012

The Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education (BPSE) Program, a partnership of the Maine DOT and the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, is pleased to announce its schedule of trainings for Summer, 2012 Some trainings are available on demand—FMI, jim@bikemaine.org

April

April 12, Yarmouth. Basic Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter training on Thursday, April 12, from 6-9 PM at the Yarmouth Fire House.  This training prepares you to present Maine’s nationally recognized curriculum on the basics of bike/ped safety for a variety of audiences.  The training includes info on choosing and fitting a helmet, dressing for cycling, conducting a quick ABC mechanical check on your bike, and following the rules of the road, as well as tips on pedestrian safety and a brief review of bike/ped law.   No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org .  Training limited to 12 participants.

April 20, Orono.  Basic Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter training on Friday, April 20, from 6-9 PM at the University of Maine, ORONO (room TBD, stay tuned).  This training prepares you to present Maine’s nationally recognized curriculum on the basics of bike/ped safety for a variety of audiences.  The training includes info on choosing and fitting a helmet, dressing for cycling, conducting a quick ABC mechanical check on your bike, and following the rules of the road, as well as tips on pedestrian safety and a brief review of bike/ped law.   No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org .  Training limited to 12 participants.

April 21, Orono.  Basic Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter training on Saturday, April 21, from 9AM to 12 PM at the University of Maine, ORONO (room TBD, stay tuned).  This training prepares you to present Maine’s nationally recognized curriculum on the basics of bike/ped safety for a variety of audiences.  The training includes info on choosing and fitting a helmet, dressing for cycling, conducting a quick ABC mechanical check on your bike, and following the rules of the road, as well as tips on pedestrian safety and a brief review of bike/ped law.   No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org .  Training limited to 12 participants.

April 21, Orono.  Basic Bicycle Tech training on Saturday, April 21, from 2-4 PM at the University of Maine, ORONO (room TBD, stay tuned).  This training provides you some basic info for bike maintenance and diagnosis of common issues. Learn how to fix a flat and how to diagnose (and perhaps repair) common problems.  Bring your own bike to get a free inspection.  No cost, no limit on participants.

May

May 5, Lincoln.  Lincoln Bike Rodeo Event Training.  Join us at the Lincoln Bike Rodeo at to see how to set up a “continuous loop” skills course as well as the other stations for a successful bike rodeo. No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org

May 18 and 19th Traffic Skills 101 Friday night, May 18 will cover the classroom part of the class, 5-9pm.  Saturday afternoon, May 19 will cover the on-bike segments of the course, 2-6pm.   Cost of the class is $50.  This course is a required prerequisite for the LCI seminar (see below).  Class will need at least 5 participants to go forward.  

May 19, Portland. Ocean Ave Elementary School Bike Rodeo Event Training.  Join us at the OAES Bike Rodeo at to see how to set up a “continuous loop” skills course as well as the other stations for a successful bike rodeo. No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org

June

June 2 Portland.  Longfellow School Bike Safety Rodeo Event Training. Join us at the Longfellow Bike Rodeo at to see how to set up a “continuous loop” skills course as well as the other stations for a successful bike rodeo. No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org

July

July 27, Presque Isle.  Basic Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter training/refresher on Friday, July 27, from 6-9 PM at the Nordic Heritage Center (room TBD, stay tuned).  This training prepares you to present Maine’s nationally recognized curriculum on the basics of bike/ped safety for a variety of audiences.  The training includes info on choosing and fitting a helmet, dressing for cycling, conducting a quick ABC mechanical check on your bike, and following the rules of the road, as well as tips on pedestrian safety and a brief review of bike/ped law.   No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org .  Training limited to 12 participants.

July 28, Presque Isle.  Basic Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter training/refresher on Saturday, July 27, from 9AM to 12 PM at the Nordic Heritage Center (room TBD, stay tuned).  This training prepares you to present Maine’s nationally recognized curriculum on the basics of bike/ped safety for a variety of audiences.  The training includes info on choosing and fitting a helmet, dressing for cycling, conducting a quick ABC mechanical check on your bike, and following the rules of the road, as well as tips on pedestrian safety and a brief review of bike/ped law.   No cost.  Please RSVP to jim@bikemaine.org .  Training limited to 12 participants.

August

Traffic Skills 101.  Time and place TBD.  For more info, contact Charley LaFlamme at chazbikeed@maine.rr.com

September

September 7-9 South Portland. League Cycling Instructor Seminar.  The League Cycling Instructor certification is the only national bike safety education credential available.  With this credential, you can offer your own bike safety classes, either on your own or through the Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program.  TS 101 is a prerequisite for the class.  Cost is approximately $200, plus TS 101 and League Membership.   Please RSVP/FMI to jim@bikemaine.org .

Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Education Presenter Trainings, Youth Bicycle Club Trainings, Bicycle and the Law seminars, and in some cases, Traffic Skills 101 classes can all done on an as needed basis.  If you would like more information, please contact Jim Tasse at jim@bikemaine.org.

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