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Bike Commuting 101: Learn How to Get Started

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    NEWSLETTERS

    With spring around the corner, now might be the perfect time to consider bicycling to work.

    Ten miles is a totally doable commuting radius for cyclers, but first-timers may be understandably nervous. So non-profit organization Bike New York is putting on a Bike Commuting 101 presentation March 10 for those shaky on their pedals.

    There's no riding involved, but the one-hour presentation provides plenty of information on making a bike commute "comfortable, efficient and safe."

    Among some of the stuff that will be covered, according to Bike New York:

    • Selecting a bike
    • What to wear (helmets, bike clothes, being visible)
    • Gear for carrying cargo, riding after dark, and bad weather
    • Choosing the best route
    • Parking and locking your bike
    • Taking care of your body during and after the bike commute
    • Co-workers' perceptions of cyclists and bike commuters

    No presentation is required, and the class is free.

    The class tomorrow starts 6:30 p.m. at Eastern Mountain Sports at 530 Broadway in Soho.

    There will also be giveaways from EMS for each attendee.

    Learn more about the program at BikeNewYork.org.

    RESOURCES:

    NYC.gov's Bike Smart Brochure
    BikeNewYork.org Commuting Resources
    BiketoWorkInfo.org