Just five months in to 2018 and I am excited to announce that I have fulfilled my League Cycling Instructor Continuing Education recertification requirements for 2018. This year, in addition to Pedal Power with Pattie classes (which is a 1.5-to–2-hour proprietary adaptation I created of the League of American Bicyclists’ nine-hour Smart Cycling curriculum), I’ve taught a number of learn-to-ride classes for women brand new to bike riding and have assisted in the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s excellent Urban Confidence class on main roads in the City of Atlanta. But I don’t intend to stop there.
Now, as a Relay Bikeshare VIP Ambassador, I am about to schedule my summer classes and am going to align them with three select bikeshare hubs (as I have with several previous classes). You don’t need to own a bike to ride a bike. Stay tuned!
And just as I was at the launch of Relay Bikeshare two years ago as well as the expansion of it to include 500 additional bikes last year (with eight much-needed gears instead of the original three), I intend to be at the one-year-anniversary celebration of that expansion this Friday night at the final bash of the week-long Atlanta Cycling Festival. Hope to see you there!
I don’t know if I will be the next Chief Bicycle Officer of the City of Atlanta (my guess is no, but here was my platform). But if you are a woman who would like to learn how to ride a bike, or be more comfortable riding one, I would be honored to be your teacher, either in upcoming classes or through what you may learn in my book no matter where you may live on our shared Mother Earth.
See here for links to buy my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, on Amazon in all global markets. I’m an indie author and your support is greatly appreciated. A portion of proceeds from the sale of all books is donated to help more women and girls ride bikes. Currently, that means funding my ability to do “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Classes for Women for free.