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Bike New York: Free Classes in the Bronx on June 11, 12

The Bronx REACH CHAMPS program aims to reduce obesity and improve the overall health and wellness of the Bronx's culturally and ethnically diverse population. Bronx REACH CHAMPS works with such community programs as Bike New York, New York City’s leading proponent of cycling as a practical, sustainable, and healthy means of transportation and recreation. With the weather getting warming outside, Bike New York is scheduling free classes in the Bronx to provide opportunities for the community to stay physically active. Check out a schedule of classes below for this weekend (June 11-12, 2016).

June 11
Learn to Ride—Adults Class
St Mary's Park; enter at St Mary's St at Cypress Ave OR Jackson Ave at E 145 St
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

DETAILS
Class Duration: 2 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

June 11
Bike Practice Session
Crotona Park; Boxcar Playground - use park entrance at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Bike Practice Session is a 2 hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills. This is a required class in the Earn A Bike program.

DETAILS
Class Duration: 2 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Age Restrictions: Students must be at least 14 years old.
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets will be provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration Policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e. wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

June 12
Bicycling Basics
Van Cortlandt Park, Southwest Playground, VCP South (240th St) at Putman Ave
11:00AM - 2:00PM

OVERVIEW
A 3-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Bicycling Basics is a required class in the Earn A Bike program.

DETAILS
Class Duration: 3 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.