Louisville Bicycle Club
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From the President
MS 150
Senior Games
Undistributed Mugs
Bike Handling Classes
Brief for Amicus Curiae
Be a SAG Sponsor!
Ride of Silence
Bike Summit Task Force
I Had an Accident
Bike Florida 2005
Louisville Named Bike Town
May-June 2005 Newsletter

Summer Bike Handling &
New Rider Classes

by Steve Sarson,

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 volunteers.

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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