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@ A multi-day training and educational program
for beginning bicyclists
@ Over 200 graduates
@ Started in 2005
@ Emphasis on safety and enjoyment on the
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@ Eliminate the intimidation (Lycra) factor
@ Provide an entrée into the sport
@ Teach bicycling and bike safety from the ground up
@ Get more people riding their bikes
@ Create a larger base of cyclists in the community
@ More cyclists means more voices for better
infrastructure and respect from auto drivers

 

@ Five sessions overall
@ One evening orientation meeting
@ Four 8:30 AM Saturday morning
presentations, followed by rides of various
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@ Go over rules of the road
@ Discuss different types of cycling to enjoy
@ Group riding skills
@ Hand and verbal signals
@ Present details about upcoming Saturday
sessions
@ Hand out reminder cards for next session

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@ Three to four ride groups
@ 5,10,15, 20+ miles each
@ Pace has to suit slowest individual
@ Ride monitors ± in front, back, and roving in
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@ Mini-support groups
@ Workout buddies
@ Several people have attended Bike Camp
twice
@ Personal contact, friendly volunteers make
the difference
@ Race team members are happy to help out
 
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@ Bike camp registration includes membership
in the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club for one year
($17 value)
@ Bike Campers are automatically signed up to
participate in KBC¶s one-day Kaltour Bike
Tour in July ($15 value)

 

  

@ $50 for individuals


@ $60 for families
@ Add $10 to each if registering after May 1
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@ · went from white knuckle to love.´
@ ·Extremely well organized and complete.´
@ ·Everyone was so helpful and friendly.´
@ ·What an economic deal!´
@ ·This has been fun and far from as
intimidating as  feared. We had a great time.´

 

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