May-June 2005 Newsletter
Summer Bike Handling &
by Steve Sarson,
New Rider Classes
The 2005 Summer Bike Handling & New Rider classes will be offered
every Monday evening beginning on May 2nd and continuing every Monday
night through the end of August. We will not meet on Memorial Day,
May 30th or the Fourth of July.
The classes will be held in the parking lot of the Jillian’s Office
Complex — 4500 Bowling Boulevard — next to the Milestone Wellness Center.
Classes will begin at 6:30 pm with instruction on various bike handling
skills and will end between 8:30 and 9:00 pm after completion of a short
training/practice ride. Many bike handling skills will be demonstrated
and practiced during this four-month period. A short ride designed to
take advantage of these skills will follow.
While primarily designed for new cyclists, anyone is invited and
encouraged to attend.
Once again, we have lined up a collection of very competent
instructors who will be able to give individual, as well as group,
instructions and encouragement. These classes have been beneficial to
many new cyclists in the past. Quite a few of our “graduates” have
become active members of the LBC and ride on a regular basis. Last year,
over 25 of our students participated on the OKHT, both as riders and
If you know anyone who is interested in cycling but is intimidated
by road riding, received a new bike for Christmas and needs some help
getting started or just needs to practice their skills in a controlled
environment, please encourage them to attend. With all that has happened
in the cycling community the past year, especially the rash of accidents,
I would encourage any and all level of cyclist to attend. A complete
schedule is included as an insert in the May-June newsletter.
As an added bonus, Milestone has offered all participants the use of
their lap pool, therapy pool or whirlpool after class until 10:00 pm.
Please encourage any new cyclist or someone you meet who needs to hone
their cycling skills to attend.
Additional help is always needed, especially during our practice
rides. If you are interested in helping the Education Committee with
these classes, please contact Steve Sarson at 502-499-7089 or talk with
me at a club ride. Let’s continue to put Louisville on the path to a
being a certified Bike-Friendly City by learning the proper skills and
techniques needed to peacefully co-exist with the motoring public.
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