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Ride Like You Mean It, Adult Bicycle Education Program
5:00 PM17:00

Ride Like You Mean It, Adult Bicycle Education Program

Three classes: Thursdays, September 15, 22 and 29, from 5 to 8pm
Cost: $50.00; Scholarships available.  

For adults who already know how to ride a bike, but are interested in learning more and gaining more confidence when they ride. 

An Ulster County education program  geared to the needs of adults! The class will feature interactive classroom discussion and on-bike instruction and practice. Bike and helmet required; participants may bring their own or use the Y's. 

Classes held at the YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston. Enrollment limited to 12 students. To sign up, visit the YMCA Membership Office, Monday Through Thursday 9am-5pm or Friday, 9am to 3pm.  If you have questions about the class, contact the Instructor, Tom Polk at 845-338-3810, x 105 or email him at

Tom Polk, Bicycle Educator for the YMCA for the past 6 years, is a life-long cyclist. He is a League Certified Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists and a certified Ride Leader through the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).

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BFK Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe
11:00 AM11:00

BFK Free Bike Repair at the Repair Cafe

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BFK is happy to host FREE bike repair at the Repair Cafe again this July 30th, 11am - 2pm with a Fix-a-Flat Workshop from 12:30 - 1:30PM. Other basic bike repair and Information will be available.

Our first bike repair at the Repair Cafe was a huge success! 25 bikes were fixed up totally for free and more had to be turned away. This time we hope to have more mechanics available and will be able to have a Fix-a-Flat workshop so people can learn to do some basic maintenance of their own. 

Signing up is suggested, by not required, with Rose Quinn at or (845) 453-8012. You'll have to sign a waiver, and if you are under 16 you will have to have a guardian sign on your behalf. 

We could use a few more people to help out with general organization and hosting the day of. No mechanical ability required just a friendly attitude. Email Rose at Hope to see you there!

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6:00 PM18:00

Bicycle Rodeo Train the Trainer

In this work shop you will learn

  • To be a skilled volunteer at a bike rodeo
  • How to organize a successful bike rodeo/safety event
  • Basics and best practices to teaching children bicycle safety and skills
  • How to correctly fit helmets
  • Tricks to teaching kids basic bike maintenance
  • The skills required to train staff for your own bike safety event

This program is free to participants – No prior training necessary

Sponsored by The Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute – GTSC - The City of Kingston

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