Pete Van Nuys, OC Bicycle Coalition
Still riding like a 6 year old?
That’s when most of us learned to ride, or stopped learning.
“Stay out of the way of the cars!” your mom advised. Do we have to un-learn some of these old messages?
Know your emergency maneuvers? Can you make an emergency right turn if a car turns in front of you?
Meet the man who taught me. He’s the Director of the Orange County Bicycle Coalition, Pete Van Nuys. He’s taught me much of what I know about safe riding. Pete was the instructor for Traffic Skills 101, a certification for cyclists that I completed last Spring.
How do you encourage more cycling when some feel unsafe going out, even in their own neighborhood? “Venture past your street onto a collector street and many people worry that they’re gonna be run over.” Listen as Pete offers his suggestions to overcoming these concerns: “let’s go for a ride when traffic is light,” and other insights.