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Bicycling for Fitness

LWA 204

Bicycling for Fitness

LWA 204

Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals of cycling as a means to obtain or improve current levels of health or conditioning. Emphasizes cardiorespiratory health, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Includes selection and maintenance of equipment, pedaling, and correct techniques of gear shifting. Student must furnish any type of bike (road, hybrid, or mountain). (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Explain the concepts and components of bicycling.

Objectives:

  • Identify the major components and parts of a bicycle.
  • Describe and explain the proper rules of the road for bicycling,
  • Describe and explain the proper care for a bicycle.
  • Describe the proper setup of a bicycle to "fit" the rider.
  • Know and explain the differences in the bicycles.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of bicycling.

Objectives:

  • Prepare bicycle for proper setup and safety inspection.
  • Have and use safety equipment while riding - helmet and gloves.
  • Demonstrate proper riding techniques.
  • Demonstrate an increase of cardiopulmonary fitness through: