Basics of Cycling

Tired of being stuck in traffic, polluting the environment, and shelling out all that cash for gas? Explore cycling as a means of alternative transportation in this class that will cover riding techniques and basic mechanics for confident city cycling whether you are touring, commuting in traffic, or taking a weekend to the beach. We’ll have 90 minutes of class instruction and then an hour of on-the-road training in safe cycling skills. Bring your bike for this segment of the class if you’re ready to learn about your rights as a cyclist, lane and intersection positioning, and how to be safe and super cool on the open road. The class is free of charge, though donations of baked goods are never rejected.

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