The FOGBEES and Biker's Choice are teaming up to put on a Cycling First Aid and First Responder class Monday, April 7th at 7:00pm. The location will be at Vol State Community College, second floor of the Thigpen library. There will be parking available on the back side of the library. The spots should be marked by orange cones. Address: 1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
With the season coming into full swing, and memories of a few unfortunate incidents over the past year or two, we feel now is the perfect time to prepare ourselves for the riding season. The goal of the class will be to teach proven medical standards in assessing and evaluating common injuries related to cycling accidents, how to best assist and provide treatment to a downed cyclist, then taking those tools to better assist First Responders if needed. The class is not a certification class for first aid or CPR, nor will it make you a doctor; however, it will cover time sensitive and critical topics that are catered to our cycling community to BEST assist a fellow biker in need.
This class is designed for new and old riders alike. As our group gets larger and our cycling community is expanded, we owe it to each other and our families, that if an unfortunate incident occurs, we can have faith in those around us to assess, treat, and make the best decisions possible.
We are going to be lucky enough to have members of our medical community, EMTs, and first responders teaching the class, in attendance, as well as being available for any questions and/or hands on training we need to get us ready for the season. David Hardin from Biker's Choice has been very encouraging and helpful in this dual effort to better educate our cycling community and helping us procure a suitable venue at Vol State. Both the FOGBEES and Biker's Choice are excited to put on this initial First Aid and First Responder class. We hope you will all join us.
Without a doubt this is the one event that every bicyclist hopes that his and her friends attend. ALL of us would feel better to know that our biking buddies know what to do if we get hurt. It has happened to all of us and to the best of us.