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As a cyclist or a safer driver you become aware of what drivers of both bikes and cars are doing and learn how to keep yourself safe - observe and practice.

Being a safer driver is easy with a few lessons learned on your bike

by John Brown, HaveFunBiking

Riding a bike is both a fun sport and mode of transportation if done safely. One of the main concerns while riding your bicycle when traffic is around you is, what to do? As a cyclist, you become aware of what drivers of automobiles are doing and how to keep yourself safe. Now, what happens when you get back in your car? Take some of the lessons you learned while riding your bike and use them to become a safer driver of an automobile.

Know where you are as a safer driver

When you are driving in your car, safety concerns change with the surroundings. Traffic signs like deer crossing, children at play, and school zones offer a great indication that you should be paying close attention to what’s off the road as well as what’s on it. In residential areas, be aware of cyclists on sidewalks, in driveway as well as on the road. Pay particular attention to children as their behavior can be a bit more erratic than an adult.  In the case of adults, look for hand signals to alert you to their changes in direction.

Passing as a safer driver

To be a safer driver pay close attention when passing a cyclist. Take the time to do it right, and by that I mean, literally take the time! Slow down, allow the rider to know you are approaching, ensure that the road ahead is clear for you as well as the cyclist and pass at a safe distance. Even if you need to wait a few minutes to pass safely, be sure not to act too aggressively when the opportunity does arise to pass. See new law revisions when passing a bicyclist in Minnesota.

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A safe driver when passing gives the bike rider plenty of room and you plenty of time to deal with any oncoming traffic.

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Too little room can force a rider off the road and into a bad situation.

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Look down the road and ensure you have ample room and time to pass safely.

Turning as a safer driver

Most cyclist will ride to the right side of the road and in doing this they put themselves in danger for cars turning right. To be a safer driver, pay close attention to bike riders on the shoulder of the road. As you pass them be sure to offer plenty of room before you begin to turn your car in front of them. Sadly, many drivers will look forward for a clear road while turning, but not off to their right. This leads to cyclists possibly impacting the right side of a car.

Give cyclists ample room to stop or slowdown if needed.

Opening Your Door As A Safer Driver

Just like turning, when opening your car door be sure to look behind you. Riders use the right side of the road, so when you park on the street, you can do serious damage to a rider and your vehicle if you accidentally “door” them. A moment to look in the rear view mirror can save you and those around you a lot of pain and trouble.

Pay close attention to what is behind you before opening your car door when parked on the street.

Distractions On Your Bike Or In A Car

We live in a digital world and it is difficult to unplug with all the distraction. Please make the pledge to yourself to use your digital devices as little as possible in the car or on your bike. Other distractions can be music that is too loud, children that are excitable (I struggle with this one) or GPS devices. Try to plan your route in advance, limit the digital distractions, and remind your children of the dangers of distracted driving.

We should all hope that the same care we take while riding on our bike goes into our driving habits and vise-versa. Being more aware of our surroundings, more aware of others, and less distracted goes a long way to make you a safer driver of both your car and your bicycle.

Lets Share the Road!

Tips for a fun bike ride on or off the paved riding trail

With warmer temperatures drying out the bike trails for another riding season we thought it be a good to repeat a message developed by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). These tips work well for courteous conduct on both shared-use paths and lanes. Keep in mind that procedures for yielding and passing may vary in different locations or with traffic conditions. By following these six ‘Rules of the Trail’ everyone should have a fun and memorable season.

Bike trail etiquette for a safer ride

Bike riders enjoying the Root River Trail with the majestic bluffs in view and whispering in the breeze, "Come Explore."

Bike riders enjoying the Root River Trail with the majestic bluffs in view.

  1. Ride open trails:

    Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness.

  1. Leave no trace:

    Riding the red dirt of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail, north of Crosby, MN. photo by Aaron W. Hautala

    Riding the red dirt of the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail, north of Crosby, MN. photo by Aaron W. Hautala

    Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

  1. Control your bicycle:

    Here a father and son are out on a Mountain bike trail enjoying some quality time together. Photo taken on a trail near Lakeville, MN.

    Here a father and son are out on a Mountain bike trail enjoying some quality time together. Photo taken on a trail near Lakeville, MN.

    Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

  1. Yield appropriately:

    A little bit of traffic congestion near a local Minnesota mountain bike trail head, as everyone is having fun.

    A little bit of traffic congestion near a local Minnesota mountain bike trail head.

    Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you’re coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners.                                                                                                                                                           Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

  1. Never scare animals:

    With a full moon gracing the night skies the next couple days, even in the daytime it is not uncommon to see a deer or other wildlife pop out from the bushes onto a road or trail in front of you.

    It’s not uncommon to see a deer or other wildlife pop out from the bushes onto a road or trail in front of you.

    Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

  1. Always plan ahead:

    Here a mountain biker walks his bike back to the trailhead after missing a technical turn along the trail.

    Here a mountain biker walks his bike back to the trailhead after missing a technical turn along the trail.

    Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

Search here at:  https://www.imba.com for more riding information in your area or see the new bike guides at: HaveFunBiking.com

 

Revolutionary products in this review include the Carlito bike lock and the Flat Stopper's amazing new tubeless bike tire sealant.

Revolutionary products the Carlito bike lock and Flat Stoppers tire sealant

By John Brown, HaveFunBiking.com

It’s been about two months since the Interbike show and there are a couple of new products I am excited to share. Each year I go to the show to find the most technologically impressive products there. This year was no exception and there were two new products that I have spoken with friends about that were created by inventors who looked at a certain problem in a new way. The first is the Rocky Mounts Carlito bicycle lock and the second is the Flat Stopper Tire Sealant kit. Read on for more details.

Rocky Mounts Carlito Bike Lock is one of two revolutionary products

Rocky Mounts is best known for their car racks, but recently they have moved into bike locks as well. Their line of bike locks covers all the basic options and introduces an all new concept. That Concept, is the Carlito lock. The bike lock looks like a standard mini U-lock but incorporates some really cool features. First, Rocky Mounts chose silicon for the cover material. Therefore, the Carlito lock is softer on paint while being more durable than a vinyl covered lock. More importantly, what makes the Carlito so cool is the material they use for the lock itself. Rather than using hardened steel for the construction, they employ aluminum alloy. While aluminum is not as durable as steel, it’s half the weight. So for anyone looking for the visual security of a U-lock at half the weight, the Carlito is an amazing option.

Carlito Lock

(left) Carlito lock and Key (top right) and U (bottom right) detail.

Flat Stopper tire sealant is also impressive

Tubeless tires are now a standard feature on every category of bike. Almost all tubeless systems use the same type of Latex based sealant to seal punctures and keep the tires airtight. Where The Flat Stopper differs is that it is not Latex based. In fact, rather than latex they use completely inert ingredients that contain no ozone depleting chemicals and aren’t carcinogenic or flammable. Moreover, it’s actually a water based system. While their exact recipe is a secret, I did get some inside info on how their sealant works. Apparently, rather than relying on latex to dry out and seal like most systems, Flat Stopper works through pressure. Therefore, once the sealant gets forced into a puncture (by the tire’s internal air pressure) it immediately seals the hole permanently.

Flat Stopper Sealant

Flat Stopper’s clean packaging (left) is perfect for quickly filling your tires with sealant. On the right is a close up of what Flat Stopper looks like up close.

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The thing I like most about both these two products, they are a totally new approach to existing solutions and the problems they are suppose to solve. The Carlito bicycle lock offers moderate physical security as well as a high level of visual security all while weighing practically nothing, making this new approach to security exciting to see.

Similarly, some of the biggest issues with sealants today are related to their caustic ingredients, slow response and generally messy setup. Flat stopper has eliminated all those issues with almost no downside. Stay tuned for more in depth reviews of the Carlito and Flat Stopper in the near future.

Visibility is key to safe bike ride as the days become shorter.

Bike Pic Oct 3, visibility is key to a safe ride as the days become shorter

As the days become shorter and damp weather is part of the norm, while riding your bike here in the upper Midwest, visibility is key. So take a tip from our motorcycle friends, along with bright clothing and gear to stay visible and noticed in traffic, always ride with lights front and back. Here are some more helpful tips from AAA Auto Club for a safe ride on your #nextbikeadventure.

For fun, remember to mark calendar for the Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival,, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lebanon Hills Park, in Eagan. Its where both beginner and experienced riders will get a chance to ride some of the best mountain bike trails in the Minnesota. So come out and celebrate the great sport of mountain biking in a safe, fun and festive atmosphere.

View more the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Then plan your next outing with family and friends in one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Visibility is Key’ Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Minnesota motorists have the option to pass a bicycle in a no passing zone, as of July 1

Bike Pic July 18, Watching The New Revised Passing Law Happen

Now that Minnesota motorists have the option to pass a bicycle in a no passing zone, as of July 1, this cyclist is watching it happen in Southeast Minnesota. Your can find all the latest details here on the revised 3-feet passing rule for motorists.

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Revised Passing Law’ Pic of the Day!  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Sharing the road with our Metro SAG Partners.

Bike Pic July 11, Sharing the Road With Our Metro SAG Partners

Sharing the road with one of our Metro SAG Partners, on another perfect day riding a bike in Minnesota. Here a cyclist is stopping behind the bus, with a front mount bike rack, waiting patiently to move on safely with her child being towed behind. Also did you hear about the revised 3-feet passing rule for motorists, making it easier to passing a bicyclists in Minnesota?

Get into the zone and plan your next bike outing with family and friends at one of Minnesota’s HaveFunBiking Destinations. View all the fun ideas and bike destinations in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Our ‘Metro SAG Partners’ Pic of the Day!  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

The AAA Minnesota Safety Safari at the Como Zoo was well attended

Hundreds Of Kids Made Their Way to the Safety Safari at Como Zoo

With school out, kids from around Minnesota made their way to Como Zoo in Saint Paul for Safety Safari. While checking out the zoo’s lions, tigers, monkeys, and giraffes, many children took part in the special passport program. The annual Safety Safari is sponsored by AAA Auto Club of Minnesota, the Traffic Safety Foundation, Safe Kids Minnesota, the Minnesota Safety Council, and the Saint Paul Fire and Police Departments. Each kid who received and completed a safety passport earned themselves a Dairy Queen ice cream cone.

Kids from all directions came running to the Safety Safari at the Como Zoo, in St Paul, MN

Kids from all directions came running to the Safety Safari event held at Como Zoo in Saint Paul.

 

With sunny June skies, kids of all ages picked up their safari passport and made their way around the safety stations. Each station covered educational safety tips from riding a bike, to what to watch for when around traffic, and things to watch out for at home. Here are some of the stations on the Safety Safari this year:

The Safety Safari Seat Belt Challenge

At this station, the Minnesota Safety Council helped parents and guardians determine when a child is tall enough to use only the seat belt when riding in a vehicle.

Here at this station kids can be measured to see if they are tall enough.

Minnesota law allows children over seven years of age or over 4 feet 9 inches to ride with only a seat belt in the car.

 

Splish Splash!

Kids gained some ideas on best practices for water safety throughout the summer at this station.

Here at this station kids learned about watert safety.

At this station kids learned not to be wishy washy about water safety.

 

Home Safe Home

Safety passport attendee’s were asked to spot things that are not safe in the home here.

he next safety stop children big and small learned about safety practices in the home.

The next safety stop for children of all ages was a chance to learn about safety practices in the home.

 

Even adults learned a few things about home safety at this station.

Even adults learned a few things about home safety at this station.

 

What’s Cookin’?

At this station, a kitchen fire was set by the Saint Paul Fire Department each half hour throughout the day to demonstrate the dangers of a grease fire and why you don’t want to use water to put out the flame.

Here families visited while waiting for the next kitchen fire demonstration.

Families visited while waiting for the next kitchen fire demonstration.

 

 

Test Your Street Smarts

Children had a chance to spin the wheel and learn the safest way to get across the street, signal a turn when riding a bike and using lights for better visibility at this station.

The next Safety Safari stop kids had a chance to spin the wheel, learn about crossing the road, signaling their turn while riding a bike and winning a bike light.

At this safety safari stop, kids had a chance to spin the wheel and learn about crossing the road.

 

Bike Safe, Bike Smart

At the Streets Smarts Station, kids tested their knowledge of hand signals and other bike safety topics.

AAA Minnesota Bike Helmet Central

Each Safety Safari participant turned in their passport and picked up a new bike helmet. Kids were sent to the second to last station to learn how to fit their helmet.

Finally after several safety station kids were able to turn in the Passport to receive a bike helmet fro AAA Minnesota.

After visiting several safety stations, kids dropped off their passport to receive a bike helmet after confirming their size.

 

Now with a helmet in hand it was time to move to the next station to have it fitted.

With a helmet in hand, it’s time to move to the next station to have it fitted.

Excited to have new bike helmets this group of kids we trying to adjust the size themselves before moving to the next station.

This group of kids adjusts their helmets before moving on to the next station to have them properly fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helmet Fittings

With the help of the Minnesota Brain Institute, each child’s helmet was adjusted to fit firmly on their head. When properly adjusted, it was pointed out that when the bike helmet is buckled the straps should be snug, but not so tight that you can’t get two fingers to slide in between the buckle and your chin.

Another lucky cyclist at the Safety Safari having his helmet sized by the Minnesota Brain Institute.

A cyclist at the Safety Safari event has his new helmet fitted.

 

Another happy cyclist with a new bike helmet.

Another happy cyclist with a new bike helmet.

Stay in the Game, Make The Right Choices Ahead

With helmets sized for proper fit, the children move on to the final station to receive a citation (coupon) for a free Dairy Queen ice cream cone from a Saint Paul Police Officer.

Happy Safety Safari Participants

A parting shot of a day well spent at the Como Zoo and taking in the Safety Safari.

A parting shot of a day well spent at the Como Zoo taking in the Safety Safari.

Continue the Safety Safari™ at safe-a-rooni.org

Safe Kids Minnesota is led by Minnesota Safety Council, which provides a dedicated and caring staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving a common goal: keeping kids safe. Sponsored by AAA Auto Club, this event is based on the needs of the community. This coalition implements evidence based programs, such as car seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Now that school is out everyone is heading to the Safety Safari to help keep you safe along life's road. A great family experience at the Como Zoo, tomorrow June 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in St Paul, MN.

School Is Out, Everyone Is Heading To The Safety Safari At The Como Zoo

Now that school is out everyone is heading to the Safety Safari to help keep you safe along life’s road. A great family experience at the Como Zoo, tomorrow June 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in St Paul, MN.

What better way to start your Summer and #NextBikeAdventure. With warm, sunny summer weather ahead you will be glad you did.

View more in the latest Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide.

Thanks for Viewing Another Safety Safari Bicycle Pic of the Day  

We are now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media. As we pedal forward our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun while we highlight all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more places to have fun, we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. Enjoy the information and stories we have posted as you scroll through.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each) of who is in the photo (if you know) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continue to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your #NextBikeAdventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing this hand information booklet full of maps.

Remember, bookmark HaveFunBiking.com on your cell phone and find your next adventure at your fingertips! Please share our pics with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the corner with one of our cameras ready to document your next cameo apperance while you are riding and having fun. You could be in one of our next Pic’s of the Day.

Have a great day!

Help with a Wise Bike Wednesdays ABC Quick Check from a League of American Bicyclist Instructor, so biking to school is fun.

Wise Bike Wednesdays – ABC Quick Check Your Way to Fun

 

Wise Bike Wednesdays has a reminder,“Before You Go,” always remember your ABC’s:

A is for Air

B is for Brakes

C is for Cranks, Chain, and Cassette

Quick = is for quick release lever – make sure it’s tight!

Check = take a quick ride to check it all before you go on your next bike adventure!

With many students heading back to school this week biking is a great way to get some exercise, be green, and avoid the traffic and congestion of a long bus ride to school. 

Whether you’re a parent getting your kids on their bike to get to school or someone who will be responsible for your own bike and adventure, it’s important to remember the key safety rules for biking.

You can check these basics in the HaveFunBiking digital Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide on page 60-61. If you have our print copy, check it out on page 30.

Help with a Wise Bike Wednesdays bike rodeo training course lead by instructors of BikeMN, so biking to school is fun.

Help with a Wise Bike Wednesdays bike rodeo training course, lead by instructors of BikeMN, so biking to school is fun.

Thanks for viewing Wise Bike Wednesdays, here at HaveFunBiking. 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While showcasing all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to ride to and have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin.

Learning to use turn signals at a Wise Bike Wednesdays rodeo training course lead by instructors of BikeMN, so biking to school is fun.

Learning to use hand signals at a Wise Bike Wednesdays rodeo training course, lead by instructors of BikeMN,

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

More than a 100 residents earn a bike in Hennepin Co.

More than a 100 people living in the Minnesota cities of Hopkins, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and St. Louis Park took part in a series of free “earn-a-bike” and “learn-to-ride” classes in 2015.

According to the Hennepin County “Get out – Get Active” newsletter participants in the earn-a-bike program learned: basic bike repair skills; gained exposure to bike safety; worked together as a team to repair bikes; and got a bike to keep at the end of the program. Learn-to-ride classes engaged adults who never learned to ride a bike, or who had learned but lost the basic techniques of riding a bicycle.

Earn-a-bike class in St Louis Park

Earn-a-bike class in St Louis Park

The classes in the four cities were funded by Active Living Hennepin County (through the SHIP program). Directing the efforts of the program was done by the nonprofit Cycles for Change, who’s goal was to increase bike access and education in communities of color and low to moderate income communities. One exciting outcome is that earn-a-bike graduates in Hopkins have formed a bike club and have continued to ride together and to discuss important issues about biking and bike safety in their city.

Source: MNHENNE/bulletins/128d9ad