Posted by Elly Blue (Columnist) on November 16th, 2009 at 11:26 am
From the Bicycle Transportation Alliance:
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Let's keep our friends biking safely, comfortably, and happily through the winter months; I know it's a big part of what keeps me physically and emotionally healthy through Portland's winters. . .
Here are three free opportunities next week for folks who'd like to learn more about year-round biking skills, laws, and gear.
Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-6:30: All-Weather Bike Commuting Workshop at the Fremont Whole Foods. (3535 NE 15th Ave, Studio 1- Upstairs) Learn from the BTA's Michelle Poyourow about laws, skills, basic gear, and basic maintenance to keep you safe and comfortable riding through the season when it gets dark early and is raining as often as not.
Wednesday, November 18, 5:30-6:30: Bike Legal Clinic with Attorney, Ray Thomas at the BTA (233 NW 5th Ave.) Ray Thomas will lead you through his book, Pedal Power, and answer your questions regarding Oregon laws. Topics include laws for cyclists on roadways and sidewalks, laws that relate to those driving around cyclists, and what to do in the case of an accident, crash, or driver harassment.
Friday, November 20, 6:00-8:30: Winter Bike School at the Downtown Bike Gallery (SW 10th and Salmon) Representatives from Trek and Shimano will discuss the latest bikes and components. Friendly Bike Gallery Staff with discuss winter maintenance and repair. BTA staff will provide safe winter riding tips. Get expert advice on rain gear and lights and special deals on select products. One night only: $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.
Questions? Contact Carl at email@example.com
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