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Bike riding, maintenance classes at Phinney Center

The Phinney Neighborhood Center is partnering with Cascade Bicycle Club to provide three bike classes this month, from basic bike maintenance to bike commuting.

The classes are part of the Let’s Bike Phinney-Greenwood campaign, which will include several more events to celebrate Bike Month in May. Register by calling the PNA at 206-783-2244.

  • Intro to Bike Commuting – 6:30-8 p.m., Wed., April 13, Room 6, PNA Blue Building; $30 PNA member, $35 public: Want to know more about what it takes to commute by bicycle? Feel like you’re ready to try it, but need a few pointers? We’ll provide an overview of how to equip your bike, carry gear and outfit yourself, to ensure that you’re visible and arrive at your destination ready for action. Presentation only, no bicycle needed to attend.
  • Basic Bicycle Maintenance – 7-9 p.m., Wed., April 20, Community Hall, PNA Brick Building; $30 PNA member, $35 public: Routine maintenance is an important aspect to bike riding in the Northwest. Get your ride ready to roll for the Bike Month in May. Explore “The ABC Quick Check.” Learn proper tire inflation, how to make minor adjustments to brakes, keep your chain running smoothly and find out what a quick release does.
  • Urban Cycling Techniques – 6-9 p.m., Wed., April 27 and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., April 30, Room 3, PNA Blue Building; $80 PNA member, $85 public: Recreational or transportational cyclists will gain the knowledge to make informed decisions while riding in traffic and the confidence to balance caution, assertiveness and the skills necessary for safer urban riding. The evening lecture session will be followed by an on-your-bike practice session—bring a working bike and proper helmet to the Saturday session.

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