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Brickways: Bike skills = Greater Independence

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Bike skills volunteers needed

This sounds like an excellent program, thanks for sending in the details, Brooke!

BrickWays would like to invite people in the community to volunteer or just come to ride in our bike program. BrickWays teaches independent living skills to adults with developmental disabilities. Our bike program focuses on teaching safe bike riding and navigation skills using the TART Trail to move around town. 

Another goal of this program is to increase the participants’ involvement in the community. Below are a list of dates and the topics being presented.

If there is a specific skill you would be interested in teaching or just would like to come and ride with us, please contact Brooke Di Giacomo at 231-932-9030 ext. 220 or at digiacomob@brickways.org.

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  • April – 16th, 22nd Straight line control
  • May – 13th & 22nd Maneuvering and weaving
  • June – 6th, 17th Visibility
  • July – 24th Free Ride
  • Aug. – 6th & 21st Bike Etiquette
  • Sept. – 5th & 16th Signaling
  • Oct. – 8th – Bicycle Rodeo

Street smarts

This is as good as time as any to plug the League of Michigan Bicyclists new and improved What Every MI Bicyclist Must Know pamphlet. There are some floating around the community at TART Trails or the through Cherry Capital Cycling Club, but you can download your own as a PDF at LMB.org or preview it below.

The League of Michigan Bicyclists is a key advocacy organization in Michigan for all things on the bike, but also for more equitable  transportation system in all our communities. Without LMB, the road to a statewide Complete Streets policy might not have ever happened. On May 22 they are hosting their annual Lucinda Means Bicycle Advocacy Day hosted in partnership with the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, Michigan Mountain Biking Association, and Programs to Educate All Cyclists.  If you’d like to participate or learn more, visit LMB.com.

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LMB’s What Every Michigan Bicyclist Must Know

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