Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on May 12th, 2008 at 12:53 pm
— Location: Clever Cycles Bike Shop, 908 SE Hawthorne Blvd —
The BTA has an exciting new workshop on family bike commuting and it’s happening tonight in inner SE and on Thursday downtown. If you’re an experienced bike commuter, come learn about commuting with little ones. If you know or are a new or bikecurious folk, please stop by!
Here’s the details:
Getting Started in Family Bike Commuting
Nervous about mounting a bicycle with little ones? Confused by all the options for carrying kids on bicycles?
The BTA’s Family Biking Commute Workshops discuss the common challenges that families face when considering bike commuting. They are also a place for seasoned bicyclists to learn more about commuting with kids and share what they know about commuting with new riders.
Topics covered include:
* Building confidence as a bike commuter
* Safe and legal riding
* What you need to know about different kid-carrying bicycles
* Carrying stuff other than kids
* Time management
* What to do about rain
* Route planning and maps
The informative presentations are followed by time for questions and discussion. All workshop participants will receive free maps and lists of resources. Presenters also spend time offering route-planning assistance on a one-on-one basis after the presentation. Workshops are led by BTA staff members.