Sustainable Cycling will provide participants with an introduction to urban cycling. The class will focus on basic bicycle skills, commuting in urban areas, and road safety; all while exploring a couple of routes in Carbondale.
There will be 4 classes to choose from this fall. For each class, Session 1 will cover introductory material and go for a short ride. The Session 1 lesson will focus on skills such as: checking the bike for preparedness, road safety, signaling, and efficient gear shifting. Session 2 will recap the first session, then go for a medium-length ride around Carbondale. During Session 2, there will be discussions on bicycle maintenance and repairs, as needed.
Instructor Nick Erwin is a graduate assistant for the Sustainability Office and a bicycle enthusiast who has taught a mountain biking class for the SIU Recreation Department, led multi-day bicycle trips for the Y of San Francisco, and has spent almost 10 years commuting by bicycle.
Where: Starts from the Student Recreation Center
Who: Anyone with an active Rec membership (students and community members)
Cost: FREE (must pre-register to participate)
Age Restriction: Minimum age -18
|Session 1:||March 9, 5:00 - 6:00pm|
|Session 2:||March 12, 5:00 - 6:00pm|
|Session 1:||March 23, 6:00 - 7:00pm|
|Session 2:||March 26, 6:00 - 7:00pm|
|Session 1:||April 6, 6:30 - 7:30pm|
|Session 2:||April 9, 6:30 - 7:30pm|
|Session 1:||April 20, 6:30 - 7:30pm|
|Session 2:||April 23, 6:30 - 7:30pm|