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  • Bike Safety Classes

    Pima County Health Department is offering free classes for bike riders of various ages and skill levels. All classes taught by League of American Bicyclists-certified instructors.

    Get back on your bike!

    An easy 2-hour ride where instructors get you set up and ready to ride, discuss basic bike topics, and ride local streets to help you get familiar with safely operating your bike. Participants must already know how to ride a bike. Recommended for ages 16+. Ages 13 and up OK with parent consent.
    Free items! Complete the class and receive a free reflective leg band, front/rear reflective bike tape, and a free patch kit.

    March

    • Saturday, March 9, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
    • Saturday, March 23, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

    April

    • Saturday, April 6, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
    • Saturday, April 20, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

     

    Traffic skills 101 (bike safety skills)

    This is a primer course for those who want to gain a full understanding of how to safely operate a bicycle in a variety of situations. Participants will learn how to perform a quick safety check, fix a flat, use riding gear and learn state and local laws. You’ll go for a ride and practice bike safety skills in a parking lot. Recommended for ages 16+. Ages 13 and up OK with parent consent if parent remains on-site. Free items! Complete the class and receive a choice of one free item from the list of safety items and front/rear reflective bike tape and a free patch kit.

    March

    • Part 1, Friday, March 15, 6-8:30 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, March 16, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.

    April

    • Part 1, Friday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.

    Mechanics class

    Learn the basic mechanical aspects of the bicycle, how to repair and adjust the most common problems such as flat tires, changing and lubing chains, brakes and derailleur adjustment, changing and adjusting cables, wrapping handlebar tape and adjusting spoke tension. Also includes recommendations for creating a tool kit. Plan on getting your hands dirty! Class size limited to 10 participants.

    Free items! Complete the class and receive a choice of one free item from the list of safety items and front/rear reflective bike tape and a free patch kit.

    March

    • Saturday, March 16 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.
    • Saturday, March 30 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.

    April

    • Saturday, April 20 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 3 Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Road
    Please note: All participants need to bring a bike in good working condition and an approved bicycle safety helmet. If you need a loaner helmet, please let us know in advance and we can provide one.
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    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 724-7770

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