Monday, February 19, 2007

Bike safety course offered

Here's a good chance to pick up new riding skills and safety tips. I highly recommend this daylong class, which will be offered March 3 at the Biscayne Nature Center in Crandon Park, on Key Biscayne. Here's David Henderson's description:
Learn how to safely operate your bicycle in a variety of situations. The class includes bike selection and fit, how to perform a bicycle safety check, fixing a flat, interactive discussion, on-bike skills practice and student manual. Students will gain confidence knowing that they are riding legally and safely. Crash avoidance techniques and crash types will be discussed. Recommended for adults and children above 14.

The cost is $30 ($5.00 parking fee may apply). To register, contact Christine Leduc, City of Miami Beach Bicycle Program coordinator, 305-673-7080 or ChristineLeduc@ miamibeachfl. gov. Registration deadline: March 1, 2007. Make checks payable to: FBA.

BRING: Bicycle, helmet, sunglasses, water and/or sports drink, lunch money (lunch will be incorporated into the group ride). Dress will be tennis/bike shoes, comfortable clothing/shorts and/or cycling clothing for on bike activities and ride.

The Road 1 Bike-Ed curriculum is a product of the League of American Bicyclists. Learn more about the LAB at www.bikeleague. org and the Florida Bicycle Association at www.floridabicycle. org.

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