Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Group to Offer 50 Free Bike Safety Classes Over Summer

Posted By on Wed, May 30, 2018 at 1:39 PM

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Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op, the educational partner of Memphis’ new Explore Bike Share system will host a series of free bike safety classes throughout the summer.


Beginning this week, Revolutions is offering three different classes around the city “to give riders the confidence” to “navigate our city.”


In Bike Share 101, participants will learn how and when to access Explore Bike Share’s fleet, and about riding distances, time, and calorie burning as well.


The days, times, and locations of the sessions are as follows:


-South Memphis Farmers Market, Thurs., May 31st from 5 to 6 p.m.

-First Congregational Community Church, Tues., June 5th from noon to 1 p.m.

-High Cotton Brewing Co., Tues., June 5th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


The second class, Commuting 101, will focus on how to commute as a cyclists, teaching participants how to route plan, navigate inclement weather, and transport items on a bike. The class will be offered at two different times and locations:


-Medical District Collaborative, Fri., June 1st from noon to 1 p.m.

-First Congregational Community Church, Fri., June 8th from noon to 1 p.m.


The third class, How to Ride in the Street, will be delivered in two parts. Part one will focus on bicyclists’ role when navigating traffic, including signaling, traffic laws, and potential hazards. Locations and times:

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-Medical District Collaborative, Wed., May 30th from noon to 1 p.m.

-Knowledge Quest, Wed., May 30th from 5 to 6 p.m.

-South Memphis Farmers Market, Fri., June 1st from 5 to 6 p.m.

-First Congregational Community Church, Wed., June 6th from noon to 1 p.m.


The second part of the class will pick up where the first left off, offering additional tips for riding safely and confidently on the streets. The class will be offered twice:


-Medical District Collaborative, Thurs., May 31st from noon to 1 p.m.

-First Congregational Community Church, Thurs., June 7th from noon to 1 p.m.


All classes are designed for adults who already know how to ride a bike, Revolutions notes. The group plans to offer additional classes throughout the summer for a total of 50 sessions.

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