Cycling class helps adults ride safely and confidently in traffic
The League of American Bicyclists and FutureHeights are teaming up to offer a cycling class that teaches the skills needed to ride safely and confidently in traffic.
Cycling for transportation is becoming more attractive as gas prices rise and having the right cycling instruction can ease the transition to a less car dependent lifestyle.
The two-part Road I class will be offered on Saturday mornings in July (see below) to adults and teens over 14. The class will be taught by Ann Whalen, a LAB certified instructor and includes classroom instruction, cycling skill development in a closed parking lot and on the road. Students also learn about basic repairs – including how to fix a flat tire.
“Learning the basics about bike handling and safety makes people want to ride and gives them the confidence to drive a bike instead of riding a bike” said Whalen. “And most importantly they discover all the benefits – fitness, economics and the sheer fun of it.”
The League of American Bicyclists is a 128 year old organization whose goal is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation to and from work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.
Class co-sponsor FutureHeights promotes a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights through innovative ideas and civic engagement.
Heights Bicycling Class: Road I
What: Road I Bicycling Class for adults and teens over 14.
When: Saturday, July 19 and 26, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
Where: Heights High's library and east parking lot. Enter building on Washington Boulevard, enter door on east side.
What to Bring: Bicycle, helmet, pencil or pen.
Instructor: LAB certified instructor Ann Whalen.
The class is co-sponsored by FutureHeights.
For questions or more information call 965-9795.
Joy Henderson enjoys cycling for transportation, fitness and fun, and she especially loves a comfortable bike.