Urban Bicycling Workshop: Intro to Safe Biking (Day 1)

From SFBC:

With so many San Franciscans already biking and so many more people considering using a bike to get around the city, this introductory course is perfect for everyone. This four-hour, in-classroom course will cover the basics for how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet as well as tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic. Techniques to avoid or handle road hazards and emergency maneuvers along with the best way to lock up your bike and how to use a bike in combination with public transit, and biking rights and responsibilities. This free class, hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is open to adults and anyone over 14 years of age; preregistration is required — sign up at www.sfbike.org/edu.

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