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Pedal Power with Pattie "Back-on-Bike!" Class

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Brook Run Park

4770 North Peachtree Road

Dunwoody, GA 30338

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Remember how much fun it used to be to ride your bike? Wanna get back out there and feel that freedom again, or thinking about:

  • Biking to school with your kids:

  • Bike-commuting to work (even if it's just for the final mile or so):

  • Running errands;

  • Reducing stress;

  • Saving money;

  • Using bikeshare when you travel or around the City of Atlanta;

  • Or just getting some more regular exercise?

If you know how to pedal a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this timely class (be ready for spring!) may be just what you need to get back in the saddle.

I am certified to teach the League of American Bicyclists' Smart Cycling curriculum, from which I created this proprietary class for you. I am particularly interested in encouraging women who desire to ride again (although all adults are welcome, as well as teens 13 and older with an adult), as women are underrepresented on bikes in our communities. You'll enjoy a supportive environment where you can:

  • Brush up on bike handling skills;

  • Learn avoidance tricks for common hazards;

  • Practice switching gears;

  • Learn trail etiquette;

  • Get an intro to road rules and tips;

  • And find out how to choose a route where you feel comfortable so you can fit bike riding back into your life.

We go at a pace that meets your comfort level -- and since there is a maximum of six students in this class, your personal attention is assured. This entire class is separated from motor vehicle traffic; however, you'll learn skills you can apply to a wide variety of riding conditions.

I offer this class at 90% off the cost of a comparable class from REI, plus 20% of all fees are given to the City of Dunwoody to help it expand its increasing multiuse trail system. Most people need just one class to feel inspired and empowered to make bike riding a regular part of their lives again. Since I aim to make bike riding accessible-for-all*, please contact me if the price of this class is a burden.

Bring your own bike in good working condition (with at least 3 gears), a helmet (required), and a bottle of water. Regular, everyday clothes are all that's needed. Closed-toe shoes are best (no flip flops). There is access to a restroom and water fountain. You will need to sign the League of American Bicyclists standard release form right before we start the class.WARNING: Bike riding may change your life in surprising ways.

Meet you at the Zero Mile marker! (Registration required.)

For anyone with an old bike just sitting in the attic (or garage, or shed, or basement) year after year, you may enjoy listening to this. I also invite you to visit my blog, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, with links to my book and free Bonus Resources. As always, a percentage of profits from the sale of my book are used to help more women and girls ride bikes.

* I invite you to join me in advocating for bikeshare in Dunwoody, including Jump ebikes, which are miracle machines at flattening hills and enabling those with physical limitations to participate in this healthy, social, local-business-boosting activity.

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Brook Run Park

4770 North Peachtree Road

Dunwoody, GA 30338

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