Bike Newport is offering a FREE three-hour Bicycle Safety Class to Residents of Aquidneck Island (age 18+):
Smart Cycling: Traffic 101, Wednesday, July 18, 6-9 p.m. at the Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue.
Register HERE. First come, first served. Class size limited to 15.
Summer is the time to leave the car home and head out on two wheels! Enjoy the view, breathe the fresh air, be closer to the sights, and don’t stress the parking challenges. But if you’re riding with motorized traffic, you best know the tricks of the trade and the rules of the road.
How do you position yourself in a single lane road lined by parked cars? How do you avoid getting “doored”? What do you do when there’s no shoulder? How do you achieve the highest visibility? How can you avoid sudden road hazards? And (insert drum roll here) how do you change a flat tire?
Bike Newport is beginning a season of free classes for residents of Aquidneck Island to learn the basics of riding in traffic. The first Smart Cycling class is for adults (18+) and will take place on Wednesday, July 18, from 6 p.m. at the Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. The class is limited to 15 participants and will be filled first come, first served. Register HERE.
Participants will be asked to bring bicycle and helmet, as well as clothing and lights suitable for nighttime riding for a "test" of nighttime visibility.
The class will be led by Bike Newport’s LCIs (League Certified Instructors), a group of dedicated volunteers trained by the League of American Bicyclists.
Providing bicycle safety and smart cycling classes helps Bike Newport to further its mission to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport in the best interest of our health, economy, environment and historic preservation. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 324-9690.