City Cycling Class Free To Bikeshare Members
The Washington Area Bicyclists Association and Bethesda Transportation Solutions are again hosting city cycling classes for those who want more confidence biking on busy Bethesda roads. This time, all Capital Bikeshare members will get to register for free. The class is set for Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (5020 Battery Lane). It is reserved for Montgomery County residents and will include an "Intro to City Cycling" group that will ride on a nearby trail and a more advanced "Confident City Cycling" group that will learn how to maneuver on the street: The "Confident City Cycling" group learns advanced bike handling maneuvers. These techniques will minimize harm in specific dangerous situations. This group goes for a ride on the roads and learns about bike infrastructure, lane control, communicating with drivers, and effective road behavior. This class is for you if:
- You are at least 16 years old (16-17 year olds should be accompanied by an adult).
- You know how to ride a bike without assistance.
- You are a capable rider who wants to gain more confidence and ride on city streets safely and comfortably.