Mountain Biking for Beginners, Teens and Adults

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Frederick, MD -- The City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department

is pleased to present the following Bicycle Classes in Partnership with

The Frederick Bicycle Coalition and The Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club.

For additional information, please call 301.600.1492.

Mountain Biking (MTB) 101 for Beginner Adults

*       Age: 18 & up

*       Dates: Saturday, 8/14

*       Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

*       Location: 1775 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701 (Parking Lot

by Boat Launch)

*       Pre registration at the Wm. Talley Rec. Center - 301-600-1492

*       Instructors:  Rebecca Bafford & Mic Dunn - The Frederick Bicycle

Coalition

*       Fee: $25 city / $30 non city

Rain Date: Saturday, August 21st, same time and place.

Call the cancellation / information line for cancellations due to

weather 301-600-6970

Introduction to  mountain biking, including: basic elements that make a

mountain bike different from a road bike, required safety and

maintenance tools, advice on preparation for rides (food, drink, extra

clothing), demonstration of changing a flat tire, and teaching the

basics of dealing with technical trail sections.  Training will include

a short mountain bike ride that includes general mountain biking

challenges.  General biking skills, a mountain bike, helmet and water

are required.

Minimum enrollment:10 / Maximum enrollment: 20

Mountain Biking (MTB) 101 for Beginner Teens

*       Age: 13 to17

*       Dates: Saturday, 8/14

*       Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

*       Location: 1775 Monocacy Blvd, Frederick, MD 21701 (Parking Lot

by Boat Launch)

*       Pre registration at the Wm. Talley Rec. Center - 301-600-1492

*       Instructors:  Rebecca Bafford & Mic Dunn- The Frederick Bicycle

Coalition

*       Fee: $25 city / $30 non city

Rain Date: Saturday, August 21st, same time and place.

Call the cancellation / information line for cancellations due to

weather 301-600-6970

A parent / legal guardian will need to sign a waiver the day of class on

8/14.

Introduction to  mountain biking, including: basic elements that make a

mountain bike different from a road bike, required safety and

maintenance tools, advice on preparation for rides (food, drink, extra

clothing), demonstration of changing a flat tire, and teaching the

basics of dealing with technical trail sections.  Training will include

a short mountain bike ride that includes general mountain biking

challenges. All students will receive written information and references

for mountain biking, bike stores, and safety tips. General biking

skills, a mountain bike, helmet and water are required.

Minimum enrollment:10 / Maximum enrollment: 20

Basic Bicycle Program

*       Age: 13 & up

*       Dates: Tuesdays, August 17, 24 & 31

*       Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

*       Location: Monocacy Village Park Pavilion

*       Pre registration: Wm. Talley Rec Center - 301-600-1492

*       Instructors: Frederick Pedalers Bicycle Club

*       Fee: $25 city / $30 non-city

This program will be an introduction to safe bicycle riding on city and

county roads for purposes of commuting, shopping and recreation.  Each

class session will include one hour of instruction and one hour of

riding. First class will cover safety issues including protective

clothing / helmets and hand signals. Bike maintenance, including fixing

flats and cleaning chains is covered in second session  Final class will

be on handling techniques such as shifting, braking and traffic

control..  Bicycles and helmets required for all classes.

Minimum enrollment 10 / Maximum enrollment 25

(Age 17 & under must be accompanied by a parent from 7:30 - 8:30 pm on

the bike ride.)

Call the cancellation / information line for cancellations due to

weather 301-600-6970

A parent / legal guardian will need to sign a waiver the day of class on

8/17 for age under age 18.

*Credit goes to Jason Brennan for passing the info to me.  Thanks Jason!

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