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The Spoke Folks to provide cyclists with knowledge for safe riding

The Spoke Folks will offer a classed called "Traffic Laws: How to Ride in the Road," geared to provide information for every cyclist.
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Class Dates and additional Information

Winter Shop Hours:

Tuesdays: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Please email any questions to The Spoke Folks.

The upcoming class "Traffic Laws: How to Ride in the Road" will focus around five crucial points when biking in traffic:

  1. Following the Law
  2. Predicability
  3. Being Noticed
  4. Thinking Ahead
  5. Being Ride Ready

Classes are centered around discussion and information sharing. Please bring your knowledge and questions. The class will touch on details to consider, depending on the type of cycling you currently do or are looking to start. Attendees will leave feeling secure in their knowledge of the road, with a confidence to ride in a road they belong in.

The Spoke Folks has offered past classes about safe riding during the winter. As their educational outreach grows, they look to community members for what classes they want to attend. Danielle Ostafinski attended two of the past classes. She learned about the type of clothes to wear and found how simple it can be to get dressed to ride, even in very low temperatures.

“It was so helpful because I thought synthetic clothes were the best, but instead learned that more natural fibers, like wool, will keep me warmer and smelling fresher. I bought a wool zip up and thick tights and now ride my bike in boots, dresses and my wool sweater and I'm comfortable, warm and happy.”

Classes will be held at The Spoke Folks location at 221 Logan Street SW Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Class Dates: Traffic Laws: How to Ride in the Road

Wednesday, February 19, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 10-11 a.m.

The Spoke Folks suggests a $10 donation.

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