There’s a method to my madness, and it’s all about spreading the bike love — in more ways than ever, and not just for Valentine’s Day!
I’ve been having an absolute blast making TikToks to align with (and refresh!) my proprietary Pedal Power with Pattie* basic bike skills class for women and teen girls and have now created more than 30, with about 10 more to go to feel like I’ve at least touched on all the basic topics (with added joy-based inspiration). (You can see some of them here.)
Here are a couple of new ones from yesterday. One made the day before has already gotten almost 10k views and more than 100 likes! And it’s a whole new audience, which is exciting. Plus, I’m amplifying this content across all social media platforms in the hopes of making more women and girls feel welcome in our public spaces all over the USA (and world).
You can see all my class offerings (via text, free downloadable PDF, TikTok, and occasionally in person!) on the League of American Bicyclists class portal. I’ve reprinted my listing for you below.**
See ya’ out there, Traveling at the Speed of Bike!
* Outline of my proprietary Pedal Power with Pattie basic bike skills class:
** My class listing on the League of American Bicyclists site:
Pedal Power with Pattie (for teen girls/women) via TEXT, PDF, and TIKTOK!
February 14, 2021 6:00 AM – May 1, 2021 5:00 PM
A Smart Cycling Other class.REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT at pattiebaker.arist.co
IGNORE THE DATES (and registration is OPEN): You’re in charge; you start when you enroll via text (the ONLY bike skills class in the world available this way!); and it’s delivered at the time you want each day, anywhere in the USA. You can also access almost the exact same content via a free downloadable PDF. Plus, there are now fun, quick-view, related videos on TikTok @pedalpowerwithpattie! You can see some here.
I created this proprietary class from the Smart Cycling curriculum I’m certified to teach, with added lived and learned experience specific to girls and women in our shared public spaces in a country-at-a-crossroads.
If you know how to pedal a bike and have access to a bike in good working condition with at least three gears, this holistic, inclusive class may be just what you need to learn, improve, or refresh your basic bike skills.
(Truth? You don’t even really need to ride a bike to benefit from this class, so if you’re still at the “thinking about riding” stage, taking this class is a great next step!) (Note: If your book club wants to feature my book, here’s a free discussion guide. Let me know if you want me to pop in via Zoom to answer any questions or chat!)
You receive a text message once a day over 22 consecutive days at a time you determine. Each includes:
* a visual;
* a brief intro to the day’s topic;
* 3 quick, helpful bullets;
* a Bonus Link.
You can do what’s suggested (or not — no pressure here) whenever you want. Time commitment for improved skills: less than 2 minutes a day (plus any additional time you spend on the Bonus Links and on practicing). Click “enroll” and then choose the delivery option you prefer (SMS, which is text directly to your phone; Facebook; or WhatsApp). The class is delivered through Arist.co — I don’t have access to your phone number.
I am certified to teach the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling curriculum, from which I created this proprietary class for you (with additions from my lived experience as well as research specific to girls and women in public spaces). I am also the author of a book named Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and a blog by the same name. You can see it here, if interested.
And let’s not get hung up on paperwork. As this class has no in-person or live online component where I could assess your progress, I am not requiring signed releases to participate in the class. Note that the League of American Bicyclists and I are not liable for any action you take as a result of participating. Use good judgment, ok?
Trust the journey,
League Cycling Instructor (#5382)
I am able to develop and offer free classes such as this thanks to your support of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. All proceeds are used to help empower more girls and women. I also occasionally offer a free in-person class as Metro Atlanta Bicycle Mayor. Meet Helena and some other previous students here. Finally, here is an additional free downloadable PDF with recommendations for a seniors-on-trikes program (as a result of my year hired to teach this class in the City of Decatur, GA), if your municipality or company wellness program is considering starting something like this. I am available for consultation, if needed.
text-based through Arist online
Dunwoody, GA 30338
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT at pattiebaker.arist.co