Sustainable Cycling

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Sustainable Cycle
Recreational Sports and Services in partnership with SIU Department of Sustainability

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 3 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

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Class 1
Session 1: Aug. 25, 6:30-7:30pm
Session 2:  Aug. 28, 6:30-7:30pm

Class 2
Session 1: Sept. 15, 6-7pm
Session 2:  Sept. 18, 6-7pm

Class 3
Session 1: Oct. 6, 5:30-6:30pm
Session 2:  Oct. 9, 5:30-6:30pm