Urban Cycling – final class

The star pupils were Fayzah and her family. They came to every class and their skills and confidence noticeably improved. Huge thanks to Cesar and Deb from SABA for their support. I couldn’t have done this class without them.

Ahmed, Cesar, Fayzah, Maryam, Isa, Deb

There were plenty of goodies handed out at the end. Bells and front and rear lights which Cesar immediately installed on every bike. And U-locks and cables!

This was a fun class to teach and I learned we’re going to offer it again in the fall.

Monday morning ride

Bike riders from Heritage Park – a 55+ community in north North Natomas. Very good lane positioning for going straight on E Commerce to cross Del Paso Rd:

The best part of the ride happened later on Jackrabbit Trail. The conundrum: How was I, riding 10 mph, able to pass the same group of 3 female Bike Hikers, riding 15 mph, THREE times? At Arena Blvd: I clunked across the unpaved center divide. I figured they must have skinny tires, because they turned right onto Arena and made a U-turn at the traffic light at Truxel to come back to the trail. At Truxel Blvd: I got into the vehicle lane and followed a car turning left through the light. They stayed on the trail and waited much longer for their light to turn green. I got a good head start on them that time. At San Juan Rd, they were stopped and chatting as I passed them to ride home. We were good friends by this time!

Bike Match

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates has a program where people can donate bicycles, Bill Leddy fixes them up if needed, then the bikes are matched with other people who sign up needing a free bike. A few weeks ago, I picked up five children’s bikes in N Natomas and took them to Bill’s. The 3 smallest bikes fit in the back of my car, the bigger two went on the bike rack. Last week Bill shared this story about where the bikes ended up:
“Marcia’s friend Jane works with Afghan immigrants in Rancho Cordova so we gave the 5 bikes to her. Meet BibiMaryam age 6. She is so delighted with her new bike. She wanted to pay us all that she had… $1. 😉. You should see her ride! What a natural.👍

Meet Sharara, Nastaran and little Sana. Happy faces to have girls bikes instead of borrowing brother’s bike.”