Cycling Awareness

This awareness course covers skills and techniques for planning and leading a successful cycling outing. Course topics include: Tour Planning, Personal Equipment & Gear, Team Equipment, Food & Nutrition, Navigation, Safety While Riding, Injury First Aid, Life on the Road/Trail, Where To Tour and includes an outdoor practical/outing. This course is open to all registered Scouting adults who have completed the HAT Core Course, can demonstrate the knowledge outlined in the cycling merit badge and whose bike will pass a safety inspection.

The cost is $65 and limited to the first 20 who sign up.

Your details and payment will be processed by our secure server, and you will receive a printable confirmation. Alternatively, you can still send in a paper registration form to the Council Office.

Contact Steve Krome at or 925-548-5990 if you have questions.

Course Syllabus

BSA Climbing Rules

Gear Safety and Selection

  • Clothing
  • Tools, Spare Parts, Bike Maintenance & Repairs
  • Pack & Racks
  • Bike & Component Selection

Team Equipment

  • Large Tools and Parts
  • S.A.G. Wagon

Food and Nutrition

  • Planning
  • Before Ride
  • During Ride
  • After Ride

Safety While Riding

  • Laws of the Land
  • Daylight Rides & Night Rides
  • Safety Equipment

Injury First Aid

  • Crash First Aid
  • Saddle Sores & Cramping

Life on the Road/Trail

  • Managing the Team
  • S.A.G. Driving
  • Roadside Repairs
  • Rules of the Road/Trail
  • Meals
  • Overnight Stops

Where to Tour and Awards

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