True Beginners Part 1

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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, 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
WHEN
October 15, 2016 at 1pm - 3pm
WHERE
Lang-Carson Park, 100 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
CONTACT
Stephen Spring ·
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