The Education committee is chaired by Joan Stang. The Education committee teaches people how to access and safely use our bicycle network as well as teaching drivers how to interact with bicyclists and bicycle infrastructure throughout the Pikes Peak region. Combining educational material via social media, webinars, and in-person training to increase the level of education and awareness for safe bicycle travel for both on-street travel and our many miles of off-street multi-use trail facilities. Transportation is about having a choice and bicycling offers one option. As the Pikes Peak region continues to grow, our communities will benefit from green space and infrastructure that allows for a viable mass transit system, micromobility, and walkable and rideable neighborhoods.
Current Class Offerings
Ride Leader Training
Learn how to safely lead groups of riders on urban trails and on our on street bicycle networks including shared roadways, bike lanes, and protect bike lanes.
This program teaches people who ride bicycles best practices for sharing the road with drivers. This course will benefit all people who ride bicycles with any background or skill level.
Please reach out to Bike Colorado Springs and the Education Committee for more information and let us know if you have other bicycle related education needs that we haven’t listed
Growing up in Alaska, Joan started commuting via bicycle as a way to exercise, enjoy the great outdoors, and to do something for the environment. She dabbled in bike racing while living in Honolulu, Hawaii and continued after moving to Colorado Springs in 1991 giving track, mountain, cyclocross, and road racing all a try. Eventually, her focus turned to equestrian interests and she gave up racing but continued to commute by bike. In 2012, Joan was seriously hit by a distracted driver while bicycling home from work one day. Luckily, she walked away without any broken bones. After almost 15 years, Joan quit her DoD job and decided it was time be part of the solution helping to educate our community that there are other users on the road. At the end of the day, it is all about saving lives and driving and/or riding courteously and with awareness. Today, Joan and her husband enjoy vacations on their tandem bicycle visiting far away places such as France.