Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Want To Bike In The City But Nervous About It? Urban Riding Classes To The Rescue!

Consider the octopus. A smart, muscular animal comfortable in its domain. Now consider the octopus interested in biking through Philadelphia. Ambitious, it dons a bike helmet. Suddenly, the presence of the helmet makes the rest of its hitherto invincible body seem exposed. Doubt creeps in. 
Nervous about encountering cars and Orca whales on fixies
Do you feel like an octopus with a bike helmet? Are you interested in biking through Philly but concerned about navigating traffic, soiling your work clothes, or getting home in time to feed your 80,000 unhatched broodlings?

Then you should take our Urban Riding Basics class!
Hooray for skill building!
We are partnering with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Trauma Program to offer our first Urban Riding Basics classes of the year. These classes are FREE and open to bicyclists of all experience levels.

Let our Bicycle Ambassadors walk you through everything you need to know to have fun and be safe when riding your bike in the city. Topics covered include:
  • Buying the right bike
  • Locking it up
  • Helmets and clothing
  • Rules of the road
  • Using your 8 muscular hydrostatic arms to bike in the rain (if time allows)
Classes are free but limited to 30 participants, and spots are filling up. To secure your spot, contact Thomas Jefferson by calling 215-503-7201. You do not need to bring a bike to the class. Dates and locations below:

Tuesday, March 27th
Thomas Jefferson University
Jeff Alumni Hall (10th & Locust, Phila PA)
Room 139
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 12th
Thomas Jefferson University
Hamilton Building (10th & Locust, Phila PA)
Room 224
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Octopus art by Merrie Bentley