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Learn to Shop on Your Bike!

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New Leaf Community Markets

1101 Fair Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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With Matt Miller, Program Specialist at Ecology Action

Every wonder what it would be like to ride your bike for a grocery store run? The freedom of movement, the easy bike parking right up front, and not hassling with parking your car.

In this new class we'll look at making your trips to the grocery store by bike. How are you supposed to carry all of your goods on two wheels? We'll peel back the layers on how make a store run successful. Do I need a basket or panniers? What even is a pannier anyway? Different ways to pack your supplies, distributing weight, and knowing when too much is too much.

The best part is, you can add that extra dessert item to your grocery list because you biked there, you need the calories to get home! Join us to learn the ins and outs of shopping by bike.

One lucky class participant will be drawn to win a "Grocery Getter Kit" from Blackburn Design including a front rack, rear rack, and set of grocery panniers.

Each *REGISTERED* participant will recieve a FREE Klean Kanteen!!

About the Instructor:

Matt Miller works as the Sustainable Transportation Program Specialist for Ecology Action. Among other projects, he manages Santa Cruz County Bike to Work Day. He's been bike commuting in Santa Cruz for 10 years and has several hundred successful grocery store runs by bike to his credit. Whether it's making a quick run for meal ingredients or stocking up for the week, Matt has done it all. From grocery shopping, to moving houses, to biking cross country, Matt brings a depth of bike experience that will help unpack the nuance to shopping by bike.

About Ecology Action:

Ecology Action is a nearly 50 year old non-profit that brings innovative programs to people, businesses, and communities to help them achieve environmental and economic sustainability. Ecology Action headquarters is in downtown Santa Cruz. More can be found out here: ecoact.org

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