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  • Get free gear at free bicycle safety classes in October and November

    Oct 18, 2013 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is offering free bicycle safety classes in October and November. Complete a class and you will get your choice of a free bike light set, U-lock or helmet!

    Bicycle Safety ClassFor kids ages 8-10, we have Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education, or BIKE, on Saturday, Nov. 2.

    A one-hour University of Arizona area bike ride will familiarize participants with the UA bike routes and how to cycle safely around campus and the streetcar tracks that are currently under construction. Or join a two-hour ride to and along the Rillito River Park section of The Loop.

    Other classes are aimed at helping bicycle novices become “confident and capable cyclists.” There are also mechanics and women’s mechanics classes.

    Most class sizes are limited so don’t wait. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up.

    Classes are conducted by instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists.

    Participants must bring their own bikes, which need to be in good ridable condition (except for the mechanics classes). Helmets are required, and if you don’t have one, we can provide one.

    See the attached schedules.

    For more information about bicycling in Tucson and Pima County, including maps and clubs, visit the Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program online or The Loop online.