The City of Decatur is inviting residents to learn more about cycling in their city.
On Saturday, July 12, 1:30 p.m., the City of Decatur and certified instructor Mike Sheehan will host a free event, “Intro to Group Riding,” in the parking lot of Glenwood Elementary School, 440 E. Ponce de Leon, Ave., Decatur.
The ride starts with a group discussion covering the basics of bike safety, rules of the road, and group riding skills. There will be time for questions and answers on a variety of cycling topics before the ride begins. Following the group discussion, the group will put theory into practice on a 5-mile group ride around Decatur.
“This ride is intended for beginner to intermediate cyclists who want to improve their group riding skills and get connected to the local cycling community. The ride is appropriate for adult cyclists who have achieved at least a minimum level of cycling ability,” said Sheehan. “For example, before attending this clinic you should: know how to ride your bike, know how to operate the brakes and stop your bike, know how to change gears on your bike, know how to inflate the tires on your bike, be able to ride your bike in its current condition at least five miles, and be ready to meet new people, learn new skills, and have some fun.”
On Friday, July 18, 6:30 p.m., Decatur’s Active Living Board will host a free biking event, “Third Friday Bike Ride.”
This event will be a 5-mile ride around Decatur neighborhoods. The ride is at a leisurely pace and all levels of riders are welcome. Meet at the Church Street MARTA Station, 400 Church St., Decatur, and be ready to ride at 6:30 pm. Helmets are required and the ride is no-drop. No ride, if raining. 404-370-4100.