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Bike New York, bike commuting 101

Bike New York is presenting an adult eduction class for biking in NYC.

Bike New York, a non-profit that encourages bicycling and bike safety, is providing New Yorkers with the “ins and outs” of bicycling to work in an upcoming presentation. Bike Commuting 101 will provide participants with helpful tips as well as the many benefits of bike commuting.

Although there is no actual biking during the presentation, participants receive tons of information on ways to make a bike commute more comfortable, more efficient, and safer. Great giveaways will also be provided for each attendee, including a bike tune up voucher worth $75. No pre-registration is required.

Course content includes the following:

o Selecting a bike

o What to wear (helmets, bike clothes, being visible)

o Gear for carrying cargo, riding after dark, and bad weather

o Choosing the best route

o Parking and locking your bike

o Taking care of your body during and after the bike commute

o Co-workers’ perceptions of cyclists and bike commuters

· WHO: Bike New York

· WHAT: Bike Commuting 101 – Presentation

· WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m

· WHERE: Eastern Mountain Sports, 530 Broadway at Spring Street, Soho, Manhattan

ABOUT BIKE NEW YORK:

Bike New York (BikeNewYork.org) is a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages bicycling and bicycle safety through education, public events, and collaboration with community and government organizations. Best known as producer of the nation’s largest recreational cycling event, the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York also runs a Bicycle Education Program offering free classes and workshops for adults and children along with curricula, loaner bikes, and training programs for educators seeking to offer bike programs.

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