The City of Carlsbad is offering several opportunities to get fit and have fun safely this September. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the Smart Cycling Courses.
Taco Tuesday Community Bike Ride Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m. Join your fellow cyclists for a fun family bike ride of approximately five miles. After the ride, stop to enjoy tacos in Carlsbad Village. The group will meet at Holiday Park, 3200 Pio Pico Drive.
Lake Calavera Trail Hike Sept. 16, 8 a.m. Walk+Bike Carlsbad will be hiking the Lake Calavera Trail, located in the eastern portion of Carlsbad. Hikers will meet at the Lake Calavera parking lot on Tamarack Avenue for a 2.5 mile hike on unpaved trail.
Carlsbad Smart Cycling Courses Sept. 18 & 23 Get ready for your commute or recreational bike ride by participating in the Smart Cycling Program. This is an opportunity for cyclists of all skill levels to learn how to ride safely. The curriculum is certified by the League of American Bicyclists and taught across the country. The Carlsbad program is offered in two sessions at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Registration is required and free; participants must be at least 16 years old. Registration for both sessions is through the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition website: https://sdbikecoalition.org/smart-cycling/
Carlsbad Smart Cycling Classroom Session 1 Monday, Sept. 18, 6 to 9 p.m. This session will introduce cyclists to information about cycling law, crashes and how to avoid them, as well as how to ride your bike safely in a variety of road, traffic and weather conditions. Registration is required for this course. This course is a pre-requisite for the Carlsbad Smart Cycling Road Session 2.
Carlsbad Smart Cycling Road Session 2 Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This session will give cyclists an opportunity to put what they learned into practice. Topics include safe bike handling skills, proper lane position and emergency maneuvers to help you avoid motor vehicle collisions. Registration is required for this course.