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  • Friday, December 09, 2016 at 01:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    True Beginners Class- March

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    Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s bicycling craze? The city’s got more and more folks out there riding bikes for fitness, commuting to work and school, and riding with friends. Join them by learning how to ride a bike.

    This two part class series is for true beginners – adults who have never been on a bicycle or those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling. After two 2-hour classes, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta.

    We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners and thus require the RSVP. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. The first 30 minutes is in a classroom and the remaining 90 minutes will be outside at a park near the ABC office. Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates.

    Class 1: March 4th, 1:00-3:00pm
    Class 2: March 18th, 1:00-3:00pm

    Day 1

    Getting started classroom, 30 minutes

    Introductions

    Helmet fit – two finger rule

    Know your bike

    Bike safety – ABC Quick Check

    Basic skills outside, 90 minutes (break halfway through)

    Brakes

    Balance

    Coast

    Pedal

    Stop

    Power start

     

    Day 2

    Safety essentials classroom, 45 minutes, including brown bag lunches

    Road rules (bike as a vehicle)

    Safe riding practices

    What to carry

    Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 75 minutes


     


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