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    Jan 16, 2014 | Read More News
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    Diversion classes also available for cyclists who have received traffic citations

    The Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is offering free bicycle safety classes in January and February.

    Complete a class and you could get a free bike light set or U-lock or even a helmet!

    A one-hour University of Arizona area bike ride will familiarize participants with the UA bike routes and how to cycle safely around campus and the streetcar tracks.

    We have classes for children such as Bicycle Information for Kid’s Education, or BIKE, for kids ages 8-10.

    Other classes are aimed at helping bicycle novices become “confident and capable cyclists.” There are mountain bike classes as well as mechanics and women’s mechanics classes.

    Most class sizes are limited so don’t wait. Call 724-BIKE (2453) to find out more about the classes and to sign up.

    Classes are conducted by instructors certified through the League of American Bicyclists. Participants must bring their own bikes, which need to be in good ridable condition (except for the mechanics classes).

    The County also offers separate classes for persons who have received a traffic citation on their bikes. In an effort to improve the safety of bicyclists, the City of Tucson Prosecutor’s Office, the County Attorney’s Office and other jurisdictions will dismiss a cyclist’s civil traffic citation if he or she submits proof of completion of the Bicycle Safety Diversion Program safety class.

    See the schedules attached for both the safety and diversion classes.

    For more information about bicycling in Tucson and Pima County, including maps and clubs, visit the Pima County Department of Transportation’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Program online or The Loop online.