(April 8, 2009) - Cyclists interested in learning how to safely navigate Oklahoma City streets can register to attend a free lunch-and-learn from noon to 1 p.m. on April 24. The event is a part of the City’s Earth Week celebration.
The brown bag clinic will take place on the east steps of City Hall, 200 N Walker. Participants will learn the rules of the road, how to select a bicycle and get fitness tips. Those interested can take a 90-minute guided group ride around downtown after the clinic. A bicycle and helmet are required for the ride.
The class and group ride will be led by Pete Kramer with the League of American Bicyclists.
“Not only is cycling good for your health, but it’s also beneficial for the environment,” said City Planner Lanc Gross. “We want to encourage more commuters to leave their car at home and consider driving their bike to work.”
Oklahoma City completed a Bicycle Transportation Plan in April. The plan focused on establishing bicycle routes, wide curb lanes and signed shared streets.
Call 297-3908 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
Earth Fest is one of several events the City of Oklahoma City is hosting during Earth Week, April 22-26. Other events include free Metro Transit bus rides on April 22, a special household hazardous waste collection event at the State Fairgrounds and Earth Fest at Martin Park on April 25 and a Party for the Planet at the Oklahoma City Zoo on April 26.
For more information visit www.greeningokc.com.