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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Learn about Fun, Safe, and Legal City Biking

Want to free yourself from gas and traffic? Would you like to feel more confident on bike lanes and busy roads?

Do you remember how much fun you had when you first started riding a bike? That exhilarating sense of freedom, power, and pleasure.

Life's too short not to have more fun!

Even if your workplace is too far from your home for a short bike trip of a few miles, what about going to the market or running other short errands on the weekend?

If you'd like to learn more about city biking, this Saturday, July 2nd, Gary Obery and the Salem Bicycle Club will offer the third "Introduction to Smart Cycling" clinic for the summer!

It's a great way to learn safe and legal practices for fun and effective travel.

The ride will feature a 20 minute pre-ride presentation focusing on tips for riding safely on neighborhood and busy streets. You'll practice a few bicycle handling drills in the square before the ride. Then out on the road! The ride course will take you through a variety of types of city streets and intersections. We'll stop periodically to talk about strategies to share the road in fun, style, and safety. (Minimum age 12. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Helmets required.)

Meet at 9:30am at the Wall of Water fountain on the south end of the Capitol Mall. The cherry tress provide pleasant shade for the outdoor class! The clinic will take about two hours, including instruction and riding time.

For more information contact Gary at 4bikes [at] comcast.net!

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