A free Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 Course is being offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville. Preregistration is required.

The course includes tips and techniques that increase the benefits of bicycling and staying safe, a press release states. The instruction will combine online instruction with parking lot and on-road practice of vehicular bicycling principles. Vehicular cycling is the practice of riding bicycles on roads in a manner that is in accordance with the principles for driving in traffic.

For more information, contact Donna Dixon at 865-803-8887. Go to https://bikeleague.secure.force.com/LAB_Events?id=a0k1M00000MMrDJQA1 to register.

All participants must have a bicycle in good working order, front white light and red reflectors and bike helmet. Masks are required during class and skills demonstration.

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