Starting in August, several on-bike safety classes will be offered around the state as part of our restructured Education Program. We have hired seven instructors located in the different regions who are eager to start using their bike education knowledge to teach hordes of bicyclists how to get where they're going in comfort and with confidence. These classes are for bicyclists of all kinds - commuters, recreational riders, or just people who would like to start riding more in general. Some of the things we are going to be teaching in this four-hour class are:
- The rules of the road;
- The proper way to wear a helmet (It's not quite as straight-forward as you may think);
- How to remove a tire and patch a flat;
- and the invaluable "avoidance maneuver."
Dates for these classes are going to be listed by the beginning of next week. I already know that Brockton, Norwood, and Boston are in the final stages of having classes scheduled. All you need to participate is a working bike, a helmet, and a desire to be a better biker.
If you think there is a need for classes in your area, please send me an email and I will be more than happy to work with you to find a location, schedule an instructor, and get the word out. We are also always looking for sponsors to either bring the cost of the class down or offer it for free; if you have any leads, please do send those to me as well! You can email me at [email protected]
For more information on the class schedule and pricing, see our Education Page.
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