If you were cited by the Pima County Sheriff's Department or U of A Police Department for a civil traffic violation(s) while operating a bicycle, you may be eligible to attend the Pima County’s Bicycle Diversion Program.

A cyclist is eligible for this diversion program only once each year, calculated from violation date to violation date. You must complete the class prior to your court date. If necessary, contact the Court for an extension to attend the class. You must send a copy of your completion to the court before your court date and the violation will be dismissed.

This four hour class, free of charge, includes a bicycle safety manual and other materials, a review of state and local laws, how to perform a quick bicycle safety check, and practice of on-bike safety skills. Crash types and crash avoidance techniques will be discussed.

If you are interested in attending this class, contact the County Attorney's Bike Diversion Program at 520-724-2453 or go to www.bikeped.pima.gov prior to the court date listed on your ticket.