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Bicycling For Fitness

Course NumberLWA 204
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionIntroduces 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

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

Demonstrate the concepts and components of bicycling.
  1. Prepare bicycle for proper setup and safety inspection.
  2. Have and use safety equipment while riding - helmet and gloves.
  3. Demonstrate proper riding techniques.
  4. Demonstrate an increase of cardiopulmonary fitness through:
    1. Use of heart rate counts
    2. Endurance increase in: a) length of ride; b) time needed to complete ride; c) speed of heart rate recovery.

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