Free bike safety classes in Sierra Vista

Free bike safety classes in Sierra Vista
Bicycle safety (Source: Pima County)

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Cochise Bicycle Advocates is offering bicycle riders a chance to learn about safety while riding their bikes, with two free classes. Participants will learn how to maintain their bikes, ride it legally, courtesy to pedestrians, fellow riders and how to avoid crashes.

The two classes, which are intended to be taken together, will be taught by Tom Armstrong, a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor, according to a City of Sierra Vista release.

The first class will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. inside Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services Station 3, located at 675 Giulio Cesare Ave.  It will cover bike safety checks, performing basic maintenance, identifying crash types and reviewing state and local laws.  Those who participate will receive an Arizona Bicycling Street Smarts booklet and the City's Bicycle and Multi-Use Path Map.

A second class is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will need to bring their bicycles to the Sierra Vista Fire and Medical Services Station 3, at 675 Giulio Cesare Ave. and should be dressed to spend most of their time outside.  According to the release the instructor will lead a short ride around Sierra Vista demonstrating crash avoidance techniques and other skills learned in class. Participants should also bring water with them.

Children under 18 years old can attend the classes but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Tom Armstrong at (520) 249-1240.

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