Free bike clinics to begin March 3

By Rachel Robles | Feb 26, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo BACK TO BASICS — Cecil Yount, left, will teach the bike clinics. The first one is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Annex II conference room located at 1233 N. Main St. in Waynesville. Pre-registration is required.

Haywood County Recreation and Parks Department and BicycleHaywoodNC will host several bike basics clinics that will teach riders of all ages the fundamentals of bicycle safety, laws about bicycles and how to pick the best bike.

The first clinic will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Annex II conference room located at 1233 N. Main St. in Waynesville. Pre-registration is required.

Cecil Yount, former chairman of BicycleHaywoodNC will be leading the clinics.

“One of the main reasons people don’t ride is safety concerns,” said Yount. “We want to help people understand their bicycle, the bicycle laws and how to ride appropriately in a shared environment. It’s all geared to get adults to feel safer out on the roads so they’ll ride more.”

Additional clinics will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Annex II conference room; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, and Saturday, March 29, at the Colonial Theater in Canton. All clinics are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

A skill drills/group ride will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12, at Clyde Elementary School for those age 15 and older.

There will be a closed course for individuals to practice their skills and an instructor-led bike ride on neighborhood streets.

For more information, and to register, call 452-6789.

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