Get Ready for Burien Bike Day with a FREE ‘Bicycling 101’ Class May 9


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A FREE ‘Bicycling 101’ class will be offered at Bicycles West on Wednesday, May 9, to help folks get ready for Burien Bike Day, which will be held May 18.

May 18 is National Bike Day, and the newly formed Walk/Bike Burien (WABI) is teaming up with Bicycles West, the City of Burien, Freggies, and Discover Burien to offer a pair of pedal-powered events for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

“In order to help you get ready for Burien Bike Day on Friday, May 18th and the warmer weather that know is around the corner, WABI has teamed up with Bicycles West to offer a FREE Bicycling 101 class for those who want to learn or review what they need to get themselves and their families rolling on two wheels,” reads an announcement.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Wed., May 9th, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bicycles West – 804 SW 151st Street, Burien.

WHO: Anyone interested in learning or getting refreshed on bicycling basics, including riding around town and commuting safely and confidently to work or the transit center on a bike.

INFO:

  • What you need (helmet, flat prevention, lock)
  • Basic maintenance/safety check
  • Finding safe routes in Burien
  • Most common causes of accidents
  • Road rules, skills, and etiquette
  • What you need to fix a flat
  • Bicycling with kids
  • Q&A

Format: Informal talk with maintenance demonstrations

Here’s info on Bike Day, which will be held May 18:

Burien Bike Day 2012
Local Burien Bike Day sponsors will host a morning Bike Commuter Support Station at Town Square Park for Burienites pedaling their way to work or the Transit Center.

From 6:00am to 9:00am on Friday May 18th, the station will offer Burien bike commuters healthy organic snacks, cool giveaways, and a gathering place for bicycle commuters from Burien neighborhoods.

The Station will also have the mechanical pros from Bicycles West, and experienced bike commuters on hand to discuss routes and safety, and to answer your cycling questions.

Then at 10:00 am WABI will be sponsoring its first Bike SaFaRi (Safe Family Ride) of 2012.

With schools closed on Burien Bike Day, Friday May 18th, WABI ride leaders will be leading a 3 mile ride especially for those hard-working parents home with kids for the day.

As always, the Bike SaFaRi will cover a safe, flat route; a perfect excursion for adults and kids building confidence, street smarts, and bicycling skills.

The ride will end back at Burien Town Square park at approximately 11:30am.

For more details on event schedules etc. visit http://www.wabiburien.org.

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