Pedal Up Natomas – meeting 1

Two weeks ago, we were rained out so today was our first class. We met at Inderkum High School. Lennore, Brenda and Terri volunteered to help today. All of these pictures were taken by Lennore or Brenda (therefore you will see more of me than usual).

A few bike handling drills just to make sure everyone is street-ready.

We practiced doubling up, communicating and leaving limit line at the same time.

On-street instruction to prepare for individual left turns.

Great job everyone!


The second session of Pedal Up Natomas began today. Ten new participants, volunteers Lennore and Kathy, and fellow LCI Deanna. We stayed in the Inderkum HS parking lot today.

So cool. Kathy expertly taught Siri how to ride a bike!

Pedal Up Natomas

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.