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Our June Class
Four students and a videographer from Massachusetts joined 6 Mainers and a special guest from Washington state in Portland’s first set of CyclingSavvy sessions for the 2012 season. After the Friday night classroom session and Saturday morning “Train Your Bike” session at Mill Creek Plaza, we took off across the “big bridge” (Casco Bay) to lunch at Becky’s Diner, where this picture was taken. Later, we sampled some of Portland’s challenge features, such as Forest Avenue and even the Franklin Arterial.
Theresa said “Thank you for making this training available and for your skills as instructors and cyclists. I loved the training and it has completely changed how I perceive and practice riding on the road in and with heavily trafficked areas. I have shared my experience with a number of people, some who are experienced cyclists, teach cycling and many who are new to cycling but are very interested to learn about the training.”
We have one more set of sessions planned for 2012:
- Truths & Techniques of Traffic Cycling: Friday, Sept. 14, 6 – 9 PM
- Train Your Bike: Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
- Tour of Portland: Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 – 4:30 PM
Remember that you can take the Truths & Techniques and the Train Your Bike sessions by themselves, in either order, but both are prerequisites for the Tour.
New to cycling? Not sure of yourself? Don’t feel ready for riding on the road? Absolutely fine to just take Train Your Bike, to increase your confidence for your neighborhood streets and trails. Then give yourself a month’s practice, or another year (we’ll be back in 2013), and take the rest later. Take the classroom anytime.
A geographical note
I had hoped to incorporate a Tour session in South Portland and Westbrook in addition to Portland, but time has overtaken me and made that not possible for this year. So the July and September tours will continue in Portland proper. But rest assured, you can take these techniques anywhere!