Better on Bikes (BoB) evolved over the past few months to an in-person class called Pedal Up Natomas. Our first meeting was Saturday September 17 and I didn’t take a single picture. But Mellissa Meng did!
I am co-teaching with Deanna, a great LCI who frequently works for Jibe teaching Project Ride Smart and many other programs. (Aside: Deanna’s oldest daughter, of 3, just left for college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – the same college Thais attended 20+ years ago.) We have 12 participants – two of them, Brenda and Tracy, took BoB 4, which is great because they already have a lot of knowledge and can help others. Plus, two people from BoB1-Leo, and BoB2-Lennore volunteered. The first class focused on becoming ride ready. Our second meeting on September 24 included a 7-mile street ride with stops for teaching opportunities. Cheryl from BoB1 volunteered this meeting.
Although it was quite warm this afternoon, four members of the current Better on Bikes class came to Office Hours. Brenda, Lennore, Terri, Tracy-with her new bike just purchased this morning at Bike Swap.”
There was a really good turnout for Office Hours for Better on Bikes. We spent an hour at Inderkum High School working on various skills. Jim, Lenore, Paul, Tracy, Elaine, Alejandro, Agueda, Brenda, Diana:
I was chosen for the League of American Bicyclists League Cycling Instructor spotlight for their March 21 e-newsletter. Thank you so much, Deb Banks, for nominating me! Working with SABA and Jibe for the past 8 years has been so personally rewarding and just plain fun. Great organizations and great people to work with.
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