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The University of Texas at Austin Adventure Activities class with Dr. Tere Ramirez participates in a variety of adventures through out the semester. The class hikes, rock climbs, and goes fishing and kayaking. The class also learns basic bicycle safety and goes on a bike ride with BikeTexas staff.
At the BikeTexas office, Dr. Rameriz presented the College Active Transportation Safety power point to the students. The program goes over the Texas Laws that pertain to riding a bike and gives recommendations of how to safely ride a bike in urban areas. For a tricky left turn on an extremely busy road, the Copenhagen Left Turn was demonstrated too.
Students learned to do an A,B,C, Quick Check on the bicycles every time you get on to ride. This is especially important when your bicycle has been parked in a rack outside of class where others could have tampered with the bike or knocked up against the derailleur or brakes. They practiced shifting, scanning, and communicating in a group ride with hand and verbal signals.
Finally, the group went on a bicycle ride on the Town Lake Trail and back to the BikeTexas office. It was a beautiful day for a ride.