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March-April 2001 Newsletter

Bike Maintenance

by A.B. Sandefur

Come one! Come All!

Beginning cyclists of all levels and abilities to the best beginning bike and body instructyions you'll ever get for free!

That's right, riders. A new series of basic bike and body maintenance classes for cyclists of all levels will be held on Thursdays during March. We will begin March 8 and continue every Thursday through the 29th at Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Rd. Classes will begin at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. So if you've made a commitment to ride more this year and don't know where to start, come on out and get started on the right pedal.

While primarily geard to the beginning bicyclist, anyone can benefit from the topics offered and is welcome to come. Each session will be divided into two parts. A main presentation will be made to the whole group, and will take a close look at things necessary for comfortable, trouble-free riding. Individual instruction on various cycling skills and related topics will then be offered in our hands-on workshops. The workshops will be repeated each week, so you don't have to worry about missing anything.

Major topics for this year will include: Basic Bike Maintenance Everyone Can/Should Do (March 8); Correct Bike Fit for Lasting Comfort and Maximum Power (March 15); Training and Nutrition (March 22); and Clothing and Equipment for a Comfortable, Worry-Free Ride (March 29).

The small, individual hands-on workshops will be offered weekly. These will include a beginner's guide to gearing and shifting; tire changing; road rules and etiquette; riding tips and techniques, ride captain training; and information on riding with the LBC.

A special event will be held on March 29. A number of local bike shops will be showing equipment and answering questions regarding all types of bicycles. So if you're purchasing your first bike or contemplating and additional bike, this is your chance to get the information you need to make a decision.

So come on out and learn a little (or a lot), meet some new friends, and get a head start on the new season. You don't have to be a complete novice to attend -- cyclist of all skill levels are welcome to come and refresh their knowledge after a long, cold winter. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered each week.


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Web posted: 2 March 2001
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