Spring is here! Join BikeArlington in getting students ready to bike to school at our Spring into Biking Rodeo! We’ll be having skills courses for riders to practice riding, bike checks to make sure bikes are good to go, and tabling activities to help students prepare for their school commute. Elementary & middle school students are encouraged to attend as well as anyone who wants to learn about biking! Be sure to ask us about bringing a Bike Train to your school!
What to Bring:
Please bring your bike and a helmet. Limited quantities of strider bikes and helmets will be available for younger children.
Budding Sessions Schedule:
4:10-4:20pm: Bike Check: ABC’s
Join us as we collectively go over what your bike needs to get ready to ride.
4:30-4:40pm: Where Am I Going: Route Planning
Join us as we collectively draw out a route to school and talk about what you should plan on looking for when creating your route.
4:50-5:20pm: PAL: Skills for the Streets
Join us as we collectively practice some sweet skills to use on your bike!
5:30-5:40pm: Mini Bike Train Escapade
Join us on a short ride around the park as we hold a mini Bike Train group ride.
*All activities will be available to attendees throughout the event*
Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets and in heavily trafficked areas.
The first half of the class will cover important bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding in traffic. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.
The class ends with an on-street group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Duration: 3 hours
Equipment: Capital Bikeshare Ebike and helmet rental provided for all participants. You are welcome to bring your own Ebike if you wish.
Cost: FREE – WABA members and Capital Bikeshare for All (email us for a coupon)
$10.00 – Registration
Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time.
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