Health | Wellness,
Kids | Family
Beacon Hill Branch
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
This program is part of the 2013 Sound Cycling Series: check out free bicycling classes throughout the month of May at one of The Seattle Public Library locations near you!
Contact InfoBeacon Hill Branch 206-684-4711 or Ask a Librarian
Learn about cycling around Seattle on your own or with kids. Description:
Have you ever thought "There’s got to be another way" as you sat in traffic? Do you want to start biking to the store or work? Then this workshop is for you! Come hang out with Morgan Scherer of FamilyBike Seattle to learn more about using bikes to get where you need to go in the city -- both as an individual and as a family.
Biking for transportation can be safe, fun, practical, inexpensive and good for the environment. We’ll discuss the benefits and barriers to getting started, as well as provide inspiration and information to help you enjoy biking more.
In this discussion-oriented workshop, you’ll learn about:
- Choosing the right bike for you
- Bike riding with kids
- Traffic laws and safety
- Route planning: finding flatter and calmer routes
- What to do when it rains
- Carrying your stuff
Scherer has been biking in the city with her kids for 13 years and biking for transportation for 30 years. She has inspired people of all ages and abilities to try getting around town by bike and is the founding director of FamilyBike Seattle, an organization that supports family biking.