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Gain Confidence Using Springfield's Bike Routes

Category Events, News | Posted on March 3, 2017

Go Springfield!

Spring is around the corner, so it's a good time to think about what mode and route you'll take during Springfield's annual Bike to Work Week, May 15-19!

Throughout the year Ozark Greenways sponsors the League of American Bicyclists' workshop, Bicycle Traffic Skills 101, in partnership with League-certified instructor, David Hutchison (who also happens to be Springfield Public Works' Bicycle-Pedestrian Traffic Engineer!). The goal of this free workshop is to teach confidence in using Springfield's on-street bike route network for transportation.

The workshop is fun and super informative, covering everything a person needs to know in order to properly bike around Springfield. Topics include route selection, bike safety checks, flat tire repair, riding techniques and rules of the road. Bring your bike and helmet, because participants will be on their bikes for about half the class time, and get to try out part of the on-street bike route network! And those who attend the Saturday workshop will bike to lunch using the network as well. Check out this KY3 video of David giving a summary of how to bike to work in Springfield.

To reserve a spot in one of the workshops, contact David Hutchison, Springfield Public Works bicyle-pedestrian traffic engineer, at (417)496-9879, or david2bike2u@gmail.com 

Next Bicycle Traffic Skills Workshops 2017:

April 8, 2017 (Saturday, 8am-6pm)
May 2-4 (Tues-Wed-Thurs, 6pm-9pm)


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