Adult Learn to Ride Bike courses and more! Free!

Posted on August 10, 2020 - 3:34pm

Bike Events

Lex-Ham is collaborating with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and with the support from Concordia University! This event lasts throughout the month of August and September at 5:30 PM at Ries Tower of Concordia University, 393 Dunlap, which is on the corner of Griggs and St. Anthony.

All activities offered are FREE!

For safety measures, socially distancing will be practiced at all times. Participants and instructors are required to wear a face mask/coverings at all times. Participation will be limited; therefore, to ensure a space in the activity, people should register in advance.

Two program assistants (18+) are needed for the adult classes and community rides. A stipend is available for each assistant. Please contact CJ Lindor at cj[at]bikemn[dot]org if you are interested. 

ACTIVITIES

Adult Learn-To-Ride classes: Includes free usage of bicycle and helmet during the lesson with professional instruction. For adults (age 18+) who have not previously ridden a bicycle, or who feel unsteady and would like additional instruction and support to resume riding. Group lessons (60 min) will offer participants an opportunity to progress through a structured learning sequence with trained instructors in a clear, outdoor, traffic-free setting. 

Eventbrite registration for LTR classes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-learn-to-ride-tickets-116053718797

Community Group Ride: Includes free usage of bicycle and helmet during the ride. For adult riders interested in learning about and experiencing urban bicycle riding with experienced ride leaders. Participants will gather outdoors and receive an overview of safe riding best practices. Ride leaders will direct and escort participants through the neighborhood highlighting routes, infrastructure, and destinations that facilitate cycling for transportation and recreation. Rides will be planned for approximately 5 miles at a moderate pace that is comfortable for all riders, and are expected to last about 90 min.

Eventbrite registration for Group rides:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-group-ride-18-tickets-116057909331

Mobile Bike Repair: Experienced bike mechanics welcome walk-up bike repairs and adjustments, with limited parts provided as available. Sizing adjustments, shifting, braking, wheel adjustments and other repairs will be provided on-the-spot on a first-come-first-served basis for 2 hours. Bike owners should not leave bikes unattended; BikeMN cannot guarantee the security of any bikes left unattended before or after repairs are being completed.

DATES

Aug 11 from 5:30-6:30 PM: Instruction for adults (max 10)
Aug 12 from 5:30-7:00 PM: Community Rides (10-20 people)
Aug 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM: Mobile Bike Repair

Aug 25 from 5:30-6:30 PM: Instruction for adults (max 10)
Aug 26 from 5:30-7:00 PM: Community Rides (10-20 people)
Aug 27 from 5:30-7:30 PM: Mobile Bike Repair

Sept 8 from 5:30-6:30 PM: Instruction for adults (max 10)
Sept 9 from 5:30-7:00 PM: Community Rides (10-20 people)
Sept 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM: Mobile Bike Repair

Sept 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM: Instruction for adults (max 10)
Sept 23 from 5:30-7:00 PM: Community Rides (10-20 people)
Sept 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM: Mobile Bike Repair

Again, all activities start at 5:30 PM. The MN Bicycling Handbook will be available to all participants at each event as long as supplies last.