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The Biking Paradise Brings You Bike To Work Day and Free Bike Classes

Bike riding in Alameda. Cyclists of all levels, get ready for Bike to Work Day with free classes at South Shore Center.

Alameda is a great place to ride a bike. Possibly the nicest city in Alameda County.

Our flat streets, great weather, gorgeous views, bike lanes and mostly friendly and courteous drivers make for a really nice bike ride around town.

Of course every now and then cyclists find themselves in situations where they get honked at or have a biking encounter that leaves them a little uneasy about riding a bike in traffic. Leaving some to wonder what are the bike laws and where is the safest place to ride a bike?

I am pleased to report that (I happen to be a board member) and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (I happen to be the education director) regular\ly bring you free Urban Traffic Cycling classes.

BikeAlameda brings you Gear Up for Bike to Work Day and the following free classes at South Shore Shopping Center:

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 10
Energizer stations open 6:30-9:30 @ Peets on Park, College of Alameda, Bay Farm Bike/Ped Bridge, Main St and Harbor Bay Ferries 5-7 Bike Away from Work Happy Hour @ Angelo's Bistro

Gear-Up! Saturday, May 5 10-4 @ South Shore Center
Free drop-in bike maintenance and decorating plus three free bike safety classes.

10-11, Commuter Workshop
Classroom introduction to teen and adult commuter biking basics, bicycle laws, rights and responsibilities, making turns, biking at night and in the rain, and more.  No Bike Required.

11:30 am-2:30 pm, How to Ride a Bike class for teens and adults
Basic handling skills in a friendly and non-judgmental environment. Learn to ride or just work on balance and bike control.

11:30 am-5 pm, Road Skills Part Two for teens and adults
Work in small groups with bike instrucors to improve handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to share the road safely with other traffic. (Prerequisite: morning Commuter Workshop or prior completion of Traffic Skills 101.) Bike in working condition and helmet required.

Register for a spot at www.ebbc.org/safety

I love biking around our little town and hope I can get many of you to come our and bike too.

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