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Cycling Education

Biking Safety

There are many good reasons to ride a bicycle. It is wonderful exercise. It is faster than walking. It is fun! Safe cycling starts with always wearing a helmet.

Maintenance

Part of being safe when riding a bicycle means keeping your bicycle in good condition. Just like a car, your bicycle needs constant care and maintenance.

History

Bicycle riding became a craze in the 1890s as people of all ages experienced the thrill of speed. Soon they were racing their bicycles!

Geography

The geography of California is rich and diverse. There are alpine mountains, foggy coastlines, hot deserts, and a fertile central valley.

Science

Most of California is marked by only two distinct seasons; a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season runs from October to April in northern California and from November to March or April in southern California.

Cycling Talk

It is important for you to realize cycling is a team sport; each member of the team plays a vital role.

Cycling 101

It may come as a surprise to learn that cycling is a team sport. Few riders can win a race as long as the Amgen Tour of California on their own.

Cycling Races

There are many different types of bicycle racing, including road bicycle racing, cyclo-cross, mountain bike racing, track cycling, BMX racing, bike trials and cycle speedway.