FREE Bicycle Maintenance and Safety Training

January 5, 2011 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

Taught by Linus Owen-Garni, Ken Kaye, and Dale McKeel

Clean Energy Durham is seeking committed individuals who enjoy hands-on projects to be trained as “Bicycle Transportation Trainers”:  Volunteers who help teach their neighbors bicycle maintenance and commuting techniques.  Participants will be limited to eight people from the following neighborhoods:  Burch Ave, Cleveland Holloway, Duke Park, Lyon Park, Old West Durham, Trinity Park, Watts-Hillandale, and West End.

Clean Energy Durham will provide trainees 12 hours of training in six sessions during the first and third Wednesdays of the month beginning January 19th from 6 to 8 pm.  The sessions are hands-on and taught by skilled professionals.  Each trainee will be provided with the necessary supplies during the course and given a free Park Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair ($25 MSRP) as a gift.  Trainees must be able to attend all sessions.  Classes will be located at the Bike Co-op at 715 Washington Street (around back).   Additionally, trainees have the opportunity to hone and share their skills during the Bike Co-op’s open shop hours.

Clean Energy Durham will help all trainees organize a bicycle clinic in their neighborhood by June 30th where the Bicycle Transportation Trainers will have the opportunity to teach their neighbors about bicycle maintenance and safety.

To apply, contact Robin Michler

Entry filed under: Events, Transportation.

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