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
|Session 1:||Aug. 25, 6:30-7:30pm|
|Session 2:||Aug. 28, 6:30-7:30pm|
|Session 1:||Sept. 15, 6-7pm|
|Session 2:||Sept. 18, 6-7pm|
|Session 1:||Oct. 6, 5:30-6:30pm|
|Session 2:||Oct. 9, 5:30-6:30pm|