Road cycling class offered this fall

This fall, the Bicycle Trip, at 1001 Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz, will host a six week road cycling safety class for adults age 18 and up. The class hopes to teach riders skills they need to ride on busy city streets, as well as windy mountain roads. Winona Hubbard will teach the class. She's a League of American Bicyclists League certified instructor, Santa Cruz County Cycling Club member, experienced mountain biker, cyclocross and road cyclist and racer. There also will be guest instructors. The instructors will lead the class through important cycling topics, including bicycle maintenance, bike handling, traffic laws, clothing and nutrition before heading out onto the road. Each week, riders will travel an increased distance until they reach 20 miles. No one will be left behind. The course will be 8:30 a.m. - noon every Saturday between Sept. 10 and Oct. 15 in the Bicycle Trip's parking lot and beyond. Participant's must own a bicycle that's road-ready with at least 10 speeds and narrow tires. Mountain bikes with narrow, non-nobby tires are OK; cruisers are not. Signing up costs $50 and class size is limited to eight people. For information, visit http://winonascyclingclass.blogspot.com. Register at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1969428.  
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