February 7, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
If you’ve always been interested in year-round bike commuting, but weren’t sure about exactly what you might need to safely get started, this class is for you!
Gain practical tips, tricks, and techniques for bike commuting in winter in a workshop that focuses on both knowledge-sharing among participants, and instructor insight.
Topics covered include traffic principals and bike law, basic winter bike maintenance, clothing, gear and equipment needs, logistics of bike commuting, winter-specific safety, and discussion of available resources and fun, encouraging events.
We will provide all materials and instruction. By the end of class, you will have gained the confidence to be able to safely commute by bike in the winter, and a knowledge of bike laws, traffic safety, and how to prepare for winter bike commuting.
This class is for anyone.
Best for Ages…
13 and up
You should bring…
Just yourself! You are also welcome to bring your bike, and if you have reflective clothing or gear (such as vests, backpacks, or helmets with reflective fabric) or bike lights, feel free to bring them for an experiment about visibility at night.
All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for some bike swag!
This class is part of Winter Bike Week, which is a celebration of winter biking in all its forms, whether for fun and recreation or transportation and commuting. Working with partner organizations in the Duluth area, Winter Bike Week will host community events, educational workshops, and family-friendly bike rides to demonstrate that winter biking is fun, practical, and accessible to most people in our community. We hope to encourage everyone to embrace the beauty of winter by offering just one more way to enjoy it – by bike! Winter Bike Week takes place from Feb 3 – 12 and information on other events can be found at https://zeitgeistarts.com/comm
This class is made possible in part with support from the Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Main Hall
Located on street level. Handicapped accessible.