Louisville Wheelmen

Louisville Wheelmen Newsletter -- May-June 1996

Bike Handling Classes Begin

by Joe Proctor, Vice President-Education

Spring is in the air and that means it's time for the annual bicycle handling classes and rides which will be held every Monday at Hogan's Fountain in Cherokee Park beginning at 6:30 P.M. It all starts May 6.

Traditionally the main purpose of these sessions is to provide all cyclists, especially those new to the sport, with helpful tips on how to operate their bikes in a sometimes hostile, unfriendly environment. We will continue to emphasize this platform but we will add a new element to the mix, such as proper nutrition for cyclists, how to dress for various seasons, etc. All sessions will be highly focused and to the point.

Who is to come to the bike handling classes? Everyone, but especially those new to the sport. After a brief presentation, we'll mount our bikes and take a 15 miler somewhere in the vicinity, just as we've done in the past. As usual, there's no cost and you do not have to be a member to participate, although we do invite people to join.

So come ride with us every Monday during the summer and bring someone you like with you. These rides have been very popular in the past, and we promise to keep the tradition.

By the way, we are actively looking for Club members who want to help in conducting the bike handling classes. If you are interested and want to learn more about the program, call Joe Proctor at 454-7464.

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