Friday, September 22 • 5:30pm
Want to ride your bike along the new Broadway bike lane but feel apprehensive about it?
Unsure about the rules of the road and etiquette for riding on streets?
What about that weird green paint at the corner of Prince across from the YMCA??
September’s Sustainability Challenge is to use the car less often, and we want to help you make it happen!
We’ll start here at the library by going over general bike safety, followed by some of the specific issues with the bike lane, then pass out equipment and show people how to properly fit a helmet.
Then we’ll take an easy-paced ride to the Y and get practical experience using the two-stage turn box.
All participants receive FREE safety equipment from the YMCA Bicycle Programs! Be sure to indicate what you need in the registration.
This ride is limited to six participants and will have a front and rear chaperone. Registration required. Riders must be 13 or older and confident on a bike.
Meet your chaperones:
Claire Odom is an avid but slow cyclist who bikes to work every day she can. She recently completed RAGBRAI – a 500-mile bike ride across the state of Iowa.
Addie Smock is a trained bicycling mentor who is thrilled to combine her love of cycling and libraries in this event. You can see her around town on her aptly named bike, Mr. Pink.
Registration opens on September 5 at 8am.