News: Bicycle Class Next Saturday!

Would you like to ride a bicycle in metro Atlanta but feel unsure of where to ride or how to do so safely and confidently?

Do you wish you knew more about the rules to follow, how to avoid crashes, and what to do in case of a flat tire?

Do you want to gain enough knowledge to teach your children to ride carefully and wisely on their own?

If yes, then consider registering for our next Confident City Cycling class at Emory. All classes are led by certified instructors from our friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign.

Next safety class:

Date: September 10th, 2011

Time: 1:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: Emory’s Briarcliff Campus

Cost: $20 public (includes ABC membership) and $10 for current members of ABC

Location: Emory’s Briarcliff campus, Room 102 in Building B. Briarcliff campus map

Instructor: Jim Sandlin

Hosted by Bike Emory

To register click HERE

Class Details:

This compact yet comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to learn to “drive” your bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta.

It includes bike handling skill drills and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class.

This class has something for everyone! Whether you are new to urban cycling and want to gain confidence riding in the street, a trail rider who would like to bike around the neighborhood with your kids, a bike commuter looking for tips on crash avoidance, or a bike enthusiastic interested in leading your own rides, you’ll be surprised by what you learn. Even the most seasoned bicyclists will have their eyes opened on the less intuitive aspects of Atlanta biking.

Expect to learn something new, have your good habits reinforced and those pesky bad habits disappear, and emerge a safer, more confident cyclist from every angle.

Open to adults and children 14 and older with an adult present.

You must be physically able to ride 3-4 miles (or about a half hour to 45 minutes at a slow to moderate pace) in order to participate.

What to bring/wear:

Bring a bike, helmet, and water bottle; wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes; pack a lunch or snack.

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