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Bike Safety and Education
Top seven reasons for bike accidents on campus
Choosing a Safe Route When Cycling
When traveling to the campus through the City of Santa Cruz, take time to plan your route to avoid heavily congested areas – especially Mission Street, which serves as a primary route for heavy trucks. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission produces a very detailed map of bike routes that is available through TAPS by calling 831/459-2190.
The Regional Transportation Commission accepts Bicycle Hazard Report Forms from cyclists or any other commuters who have identified a potential cycling hazard during their travels. These forms are forwarded to the appropriate local jurisdiction for their action. Typically, 50 reports are submitted a year. Report forms may be submitted at any time throughout the year. For additional information on this program or to get a form mailed to you, call 831/460-3200.
UCSC offers a number of classes and bike rides though out the year, most of which are free of charge. If you are a novice and new to cycling or if you are just new to riding your bike in Santa Cruz and navigating the UCSC steep hills, our bike classes will help you feel confident and competent. Our classes are taught by a League Cycling Instructor certified through the
Our bike rides are also lead by a League Cycle Instructor and cover skills in proper lane positioning, emergency bike handling, and navigating the narrow and steep hills of UCSC. Additional topics include skills for riding in the rain, and "secret" lesser-known Santa Cruz City routes and all rides are geared to have fun!
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