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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 get red and gray reflective tape and a leg band.

    September

    • Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 • 8-10 a.m. -- Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

    October

    • Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 • 8-10 a.m. -- Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave
    • Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 • 8-10 a.m. -- Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

    November

    • Saturday, Nov. 10, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
    • Saturday, Nov. 24, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

    December

    • Saturday, Dec. 15, 8-10 a.m. Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, 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 get red and gray reflective tape, a patch kit and a coupon good at Roadrunner Bikes for one of the following: helmet, multi-tool kit, u-lock or light set.

    September

    • Part 1, Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8:30 p.m. Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd.
    • Bike safety classPart 2, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd.

    October

    • Part 1, Friday, Oct. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 1, Friday, Oct. 26, 6-8:30 p.m. Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd.

    November

    • Part 1, Friday, Nov. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 1, Friday, Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m. REI (Tucson Mall), 160 W. Wetmore Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. REI (Tucson Mall), 160 W. Wetmore Rd.

    December

    • Part 1, Friday, Dec. 7, 6-8:30 p.m. REI (Tucson Mall), 160 W. Wetmore Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. REI (Tucson Mall), 160 W. Wetmore Rd.
    • Part 1, Friday, Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Tucson Endurance Performance Center, 6448 N. Oracle Rd.
    • Part 2, Saturday, Dec. 15, 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 get red and gray reflective tape, a patch kit and a coupon good at Roadrunner Bikes for one of the following: helmet, multi-tool kit, u-lock or light set.

    October

    • Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.

    November

    • Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.

    December

    • Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Ward 6 Council Office, 3202 E. 1st St.
    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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