Sat, Oct 16|
: Bike parking area, Union Station
Commuting & Running Errands by Bike
If you already commute by bike or would like to, this class is for you!
Time & Location
Oct 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
: Bike parking area, Union Station , 370 State St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
About the Event
During this class, there will be a one-hour conversation about how and what you should do if you commute by bike. After the group discussion, there will be a group bike ride.
Requirements for All Participants
- Must be able to ride a bicycle for at least one mile
- Bring a bike in good working condition
- Bring a properly fitting bicycle helmet. Free new helmets will be given to all who need one.
- Sign the NHCAT waiver
- Bring a bottle of water, light snacks or fruit, and sunblock
- Bring a face mask in case you are asked to wear one while indoors
If would like to commute and/or run your errands by bike, then this class is for you. And thanks to Park New Haven you are cordially invited to the bike parking area of New Haven’s lovingly restored Union Station for two hours of conversation and then a group bike ride. Commuting and running your errands by bike is healthy, inexpensive and contributes to a better environment. But there are some things that will make your commute easier and your work day better. The group will discuss choosing the right bike, what to wear so you don’t arrive at work a sweaty mess, riding in cold weather, what kind of gear you’ll need to haul a change of clothes, what to do if it rains, and riding at night. Other topics will include rules of the road, rights and responsibilities of cyclists, basic traffic principles, avoiding road hazards, navigating challenging roads, and how to safely change lanes.