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Cyclist Education

OBF sponsors Cycling Savvy courses to Ohio cycling clubs and advocacy groups. Organizations may choose either the Truth & Techniques course for cyclists or the Ride Leader Course for ride leaders. Classes will be taught by Ohio Cycling Savvy instructors and is tailored for Ohio bicycle laws.

Truth & Techniques Course

This 3 hour classroom course will first show you how to prevent the most common types of crashes — even those caused by motorist errors. We use illustrations, animations and video to make it fun, engaging, and easy to understand. What makes Cycling Savvy different from any other course is our deep dive into unique strategies for mastering even the most intimidating and complicated scenarios. You will come away with a toolkit of knowledge and strategies to apply to whatever kind of riding you want to do.

Group Leader Course

This 1.5 hour classroom course will improve club rider behavior and train leaders for social rides. Objectives include:
  • Clarify meaning and application of bike-specific laws
  • Improve group safety
  • Reduce disruptive behavior in traffic
  • Enhance group leadership skills
Contact Tricia Kovacs to schedule a course at:, 614-476-9093.

Motorist Education

We have Motorist Education for use at driving schools and for the general motoring public.

ODOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Office

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Bicycling Home Page contains maps and regional information.

ODOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Planner list of contacts.

Ohio Legislature Information

All sorts of information about the activities of the Ohio State General Assembly, legislation in progress, schedules, finding your legislator, and much more is available here.

Cyclist Friendly Communities

The Cyclist Friendly Communities Award includes a complete toolkit for improving conditions in your community and information on qualifying for this new award.

On-line Discussions

To discuss any Ohio bicycle issue with the leading bicycle advocates in the state, join the OhioBike e-mail discussion list. Send a blank e-mail or visit the list on the Web.

OBF Publications

The Ohio Bicycle Communicator is published two times per year.

The most up-to-date and comprehensive list of Ohio rides is published in the annual Ohio Bicycle Events Calendar. This is published in March as a bicycle enthusiast’s resource. In addition, the Web version is updated throughout the year.

Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts

Your Ohio Bicycle Federation has worked on creating an "Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts" based upon the definitive pamphlet on riding a bicycle in traffic by John Allen, with the author's permission. John Allen's classic is offered here with his permission (click "Street Smarts" graphic).

Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts