fullsizeoutput_100dRemember 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, using bikeshare when you travel or around the City of Atlanta, or just getting some more regular exercise? If you know how to ride a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this free class in the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community of Decatur, GA (where I used to teach seniors on trikes) may be just what you need to get back in the saddle.

This women-only class provides a supportive environment where you can brush up on bike handling skills, learn a few hazard avoidance tricks, 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.

I am certified to teach the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling curriculum, from which I created this free two-hour class for you. We go at a pace that meets your comfort level — and since there is a maximum of three students in this class, your personal attention is assured. Registration required.

Bring your own bike in good working condition (with at least 3 gears), a helmet (required), and a bottle of water. Closed toe shoes are better (no flip flops). There is access to a restroom and water fountain. Note: You will need to sign the League of American Bicyclists standard release form right before we start the class.

FYI, I have been doing one free class each month as my way to give back and to encourage more women who are new or returning to bikes to join me out there in our wonderful, evolving public spaces. You may also find my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, helpful.

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