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  • Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 01:00 PM · 6 rsvps

    True Beginners

    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, as a means to get errands done, or taking in the Beltline and other park spaces on two wheels?  Come learn how to ride a bike.
    This class 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.
    Class 1:  October 15th, 1:00-3:00pm
    Class 2: October 29th, 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

    • Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
    • Scanning over shoulder
    • Turns and signaling
    • Gear Shifting