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How to Ride in the Street
Sun, March 26, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
This class meets for 4 Sundays: March 26, April 2, 9 and 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
1. Do you know how to ride a bicycle?
2. Are you nervous about riding in the street, alone?
If you answered yes to these two questions, then How to Ride in the Street is the class for you!
We know that lots of Memphians would like to ride their bicycles more often. It's a great way to go the farmers' market, park or grocery store. But it can be really intimidating to get on the street with all the cars. What should you do if the bike lane disappears? Where should you ride if there isn't any bike lane? What's the best way to turn left? Is it safer to just ride on the sidewalk?
How to Ride in the Street will answer these questions, and more! We will spend time learning safe street riding skills and then practicing together. We will talk about the best routes to use. And we will actually go on some field trips by bicycle to places like the coffee shop and the grocery store (and we'll learn how to properly lock up your bicycle, so it will still be there, when you return to it!). This class is for adults who already know how to ride a bike. (If you are interested in a beginning riding class, please contact us!).
How to Ride in the Street will be taught by Revolutions member, Kendra Hotz. As an avid bicycle commuter and utility cyclist, Kendra has learned a lot about how to ride safely while sharing the road with cars. It took time and practice to find safe routes, figure out how to navigate large intersections, and to feel confident about riding in a lane of traffic. When she first began riding for transportation, Kendra often wished that she had a mentor who could teach her the rules of the road and the tips and tricks that make riding in the street easy and safe. This summer, she completed the League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor cousework, and has mentored other riders on a one-on-one basis.
Kendra is an Associate Professor at Rhodes College, where she serves as the director of the Urban and Community Health concentration. She lives near the University of Memphis with her spouse Matt and their dog Argos.
We hope you will join us for this fun, informative and active 4-session class.
Class fee includes:
Bicycle, helmet and lock for use during classtime (You are welcome to bring your own, but you don't have to!)
Membership to Revolutions (which also includes entrance to the Basic Bike Assessment and Fix a Flat classes, plus access to our workshop).
Class instruction and riding time.
Please Note: Class Schedule
This is a 4 session class that will meet on Sundays, 2:00-4:00 on the follow dates:
March 26, April 2, 9 and 23 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
This class is comprised of four consecutive sessions that build on one another. The fourth week will fall on Easter Sunday. So, we'll skip April 16 and finish class on April 23.