Thursday, September 18, 2008

REI and Bike ABQ to sponsor Road 1 courses

If you are in the Albuquerque area.

BikeABQ is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a 2008 grant from REI for League of American Bicyclists BikeED classes. The grant will enable people to participate in any one of 5 safe cycling classes with 10 attendees each. Thus a total of 50 cyclists will be able to be safer on the streets and trails of Albuquerque.
Participants will not only receive the 9 hour League of American Bicyclists Road One course but also reflective vests, head lights, tail lights, water bottles, and lunch.
The first class will be Sunday September 28th 2008 at REI in Albuquerque. Other classes will likely occur at different locations around the city. Groups that have individuals that use or will use bicycle as a primary means of transportation are highly encourage to contact the Lead Instructor to arrange for a class at their location.
League Certified Instructor Craig Degenhardt LCI #1165 applied for and will administer the grant. He will be the Lead Instructor for all the classes. All classes must be completed before August 2009

REI has posted the following on their website and September Events Calendar Newsletter.

Sunday September 28
League of American Bicyclists: Safe Cycling on Roads and Trails. 9am-6pm
Learn to confidently ride your bicycle on streets and trails to work, school and play. BikeABQ presents the League of American Bicyclists Road One Course. A League Certified Instructor will teach novice and experienced bicycle owners the parts of a bike, how to fix a flat, how to pedal on downtown streets safely, and how to be a safe and confident cyclist. Bring your own bicycle and helmet. There will be hands on training on your own bike, video instruction, classroom discussion and pedaling to practice your new skills. Learn to do things that could save your life like ABQ Quick Check, The Instant Turn, Quick Stop, Rock Dodge, and other crash and hazard avoidance maneuvers. Complete the Class and earn the League’s Road One Certificate. Lunch is included.

Cost is $10 for REI members, $12 for non-members. Class size is limited so you must pre-register by calling REI customer service at 505-247-1191.

This clinic is brought to you by an REI grant and BikeABQ.

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