Bike To Work Spokane party at the Steamplant Grill, 2008. // Photo Jeff Ferguson.

If you’ve never biked to work before these classes are great way to start:

Bike Workshops Scheduled

Spokane, WA – Bike To Work Spokane’s commitment to bike education continues with four local bicycle workshops that are being presented as a prelude to Bike To Work Week (May 10-16).

Whether you are interested in biking to work, cycling with friends, or riding to the store with your kids, these presentations will teach you skills that make cycling safe and fun.

All of the workshops are taught by Eileen Hyatt. Hyatt, a retired school teacher, is a nationally certified instructor through the League of American Bicyclists, with over 15 years of experience teaching safe cycling practices.

Workshops will feature traffic skills, tips on clothing, gear and lighting as well as prize drawings and refreshments.

The workshops are free and available on a walk-in basis. There is no need to register. Workshop times, dates and locations are:

Thursday, April 9th, 7:00 – 7:45pm at REI, 1125 N. Monroe

Tuesday, April 28, 6-7:30pm at Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley*

Wednesday, April 29, 6-7:30pm at Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division*

Monday, May 4, 6-7:30pm at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd*

*These workshops will also feature roadside repair instruction by techs from North Division Bicycle Shop

Eileen Hyatt is also the coordinator for the Bike Buddy program, which matches new bike commuters with a trained volunteer familiar with the commute between their neighborhood and workplace. These volunteers will help you choose routes, gear, and other basics for a safe commute. For more information on the workshops or the Bike Buddy program, contact SpokaneBikeBuddy@aol.com.

Bike To Work Week is supported by the following sponsors:
Gold Wheel: The REI Foundation, Group Health, Unico Properties, Alt 29, Spokane Public Radio
Silver Spoke: Out There Monthly, City of Spokane, Steam Plant Grill/Coeur d’Alene Brewing Company, Mountain Gear, Cuda Apparel
Bronze Gear: Lee & Hayes, REI Spokane, Silver Collector Car Auctions

Bike to Work Spokane is organized by a volunteer committee as a project of the SpokeFest Association, in partnership with the City of Spokane Advisory Board and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Registration for Bike To Work Week 2009 begins next week! More information coming soon.

For More information:

Barb Chamberlain: 509-869-2949 Andy Billig: 509-990-9219
biketoworkspokane@gmail.com abillig@msn.com