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Beat the Fare, Learn to Ride: Urban Cycling Skills 101

April 11, 2013

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On Saturday Brooklyn Skillshare, along with some veteran Transportation Alternatives volunteers and advocates, is hosting an event that should be great for anyone thinking about biking for transportation.

Brooklyn Skillshare & Friends would like to help build your riding confidence in an urban setting!

In anticipation of NYC’s first-ever bike share program as well as yet another round of increased subway fare, there’s never been a better time to brush up on your commuter skills and get on a bike! Also come and learn about various biking groups and advocacies (like Recycle-A-Bicycle, Transportration Alternatives, and WE Bike) in the city and how you can get involved.

Class topics will include:

• Seasoned cyclists tell why they ride and their own personal ethos/etiquette
• Overview of “Biking Laws/Unwritten Rules/Etiquette”
• Flat Fix 101
• Best way to/not to lock a bike
• Tips & Tricks
• Plotting a route

Class will end with an (optional) hour-long group ride up the Kent Avenue Greenway and back ending at Red Lantern Bicycles for celebratory libations! This event is open to new and seasoned cyclists alike—bring your friends!

This free class will be held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s BLDG 92 on Saturday, April 13th from 2 PM to 4 PM.  There’s plenty of bike parking available.

I’ll be there with some advice and tips.  I hope to see you on Saturday!

 

 

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