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  • Bike safety class registration now available online

    Has it been awhile since you’ve been on your bike? Or do you just want to know how to change a flat tire or perform a quick safety check on your bike?

    Pima County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program offers these classes and more at locations around Tucson. Registration is now available online at bikeped.pima.gov or by calling 724-BIKE. 

    Classes include:

    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. 
    Bike safety class

    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.

    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.

    The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program also offers a ”Bike Buddy" program that enables you to meet one-on-one with an experienced bike instructor. Services provided include:
    • Individualized, one-on-one assistance with bike selection, bike fit, equipment and clothing suggestions;
    • Assistance with identifying appropriate bicycle routes for your level of comfort;
    • Free bike maps and safety guides for cycling in Tucson and Arizona;
    • Specific training for cycling on different types of bike routes and strategies to improve
    • safety when cycling; and
    • On-street assistance with riding preferred bike routes
    All of the program’s bike safety classes and its Bike Buddy program are free. In addition, participants have their choice of several free safety items for participating. Learn more at the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program website.
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