Intro To Bicycling Skills
(a classroom session, 2 hours): Evening classroom session (off-bike) covers bike-safety principles, bicycling laws, guidelines for riding in traffic, and more. You must take one of these classes before you can attend one of the on-bike classes below.
Wednesday July 15, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
Enter at corner of Broadway and Third
MUST RSVP for this class
Cancellation policy: if fewer than 10 students are registered by Monday, July 13 at 5 p.m., this class will be cancelled
Class is free, but a $15 donation is suggested for non-members.
To register for this class email Shane@Massbike.org, please include an email, phone number and full name of everyone signing up for the class.
Basic Bicycling Skills
(an on-bike class, 4 hours Prerequisite: Intro to Bicycling Skills): The Basic Bicycling Skills class is designed for adults who want to get back into bicycling, improve cycling skills, learn to ride more effectively and safely in traffic, and/or participate in a large-scale benefit ride. This half-day weekend session provides guided instruction with simple practice drills in a parking lot, easy-paced riding on local roadways for short distances, and group-discussion breaks along the way. Topics covered include bike and helmet fitting, starting and stopping your bike in traffic, shifting gears, scanning and yielding, choosing the correct lane position in the road, handling intersections, and more.
PREREQUISITE: Intro to bicycling skills class
A bicycle in good working order and a helmet are required.
Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Alewife T Station
meet near Passenger Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA
$50 MassBike members, $75 non-members
Cancellation policy: if fewer than 6 students are registered by Wednesday, July 15 at 5 p.m., this class will be cancelled.
To register for this class, click here.