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Bike Skills 101

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you are new to riding a bike or just a little out of practice, please join us! The skills we practice in this class can help improve your safety and comfort while riding your bike.

Quincycles and the Mayor’s Bicycle Commission are offering this class to adults and mature teens ages 16+ who want to improve their bike handling skills with guided practice and techniques. Participants will build the confidence that comes with knowing how to stay in control of your bike, communicate with others, and anticipate hazards. Material to be covered includes mounting and dismounting, shifting, scanning, signaling, avoiding hazards, and tips to keep you safe on the road.

Classes are for ages 16+ and will be led by a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor.

Please bring the following required items. Participation will not be allowed without them:

  1. Your bike
  2. Your helmet
  3. A mask or face covering

Please make sure your bike is good working order :

  • Tires inflated to proper pressure
  • Brakes and gears working
  • Chain lubed.

Due to social distancing requirements, instructors will not be able to assist with this assessment at the class. Please contact quincycles@gmail.com if you have questions about your bike’s fitness for the class.

Be sure to dress appropriately: Do not wear loose or flowing clothing. Be sure to bring water and a snack with you. Bathroom facilities will not be available.

Due to Covid-19 we will adhere to the following CDC and Massachusetts Public Health Phase 3, Stage 1 guidelines:

1) All Participants must pre-register.

2) All participants must complete and submit the following documentation to quincycles@gmail.com prior to the class:

• League of American Bicyclists Participation Waiver

• Quincycles Covid-19 Waiver

3) Please review these CDC Guidelines and MassDPH Phase 3, step 1 Guidelines prior to arrival.

4) All participants will be screened for the following Covid-19 symptoms. Please do not attend the class if you are experiencing any of the following:

• Fever (above 100 degrees) or chills

• Cough

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Fatigue

• Muscle or body aches

• Headache

• Recent onset of loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat

• Congestion

• Nausea or vomiting

• Diarrhea

5) Participants must not have had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the 14 days prior to the class.

6) Participants must not have traveled out of state within the 14 days prior to the class.

7) All participants and instructors are required to wear a face mask and helmet.

8) All participants and instructors will maintain a minimum social distance of 6 feet from all other participants.

9) Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available for participants, but you are encouraged to bring your own. There will not be access to a restroom or handwashing facilities.

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-skills-101-tickets-114709689770

Venue

Bernazzani School
701 Furnace Brook Parkway
Quincy, MA 02170 United States
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