Sarnia, ON – Reducing your risk of injury while riding your bicycle means learning the rules of the road and developing skills to ride safely with traffic.
On Tuesday, June 17, local CAN-BIKE instructors and volunteers will hold a FREE, 'hands on' Bike Safety Workshop for Lambton County residents at the Clearwater Arena (lower hall), 1400 Wellington St., Sarnia. The workshop, from 5-8:30 p.m., will include in-class instruction and on-road skill development.
Registration is required.
Call 519-344-2062 ext. 2119 or toll free 1-800-387-2882 to register.
"The workshop is designed for individuals who want to get back to bicycling, improve cycling skills, and learn to ride more effectively and safely in traffic," says Anita Trusler, Health Promoter with Lambton Public Health and certified CAN-BIKE volunteer.
bike and helmet fitting
starting and stopping in traffic
scanning and yielding
choosing the correct lane position on the road
navigating through intersections
Volunteers will also be available to lead basic skills training for children. A bike and helmet are mandatory for all participants.
A variety of events are planned across Lambton County to celebrate Bike Month. Visit www.bikefriendlylambton.com for information.
For more information on bicycle safety and physical activity, call Lambton Public Health at 519- 344-2062, toll free 1-800-387-2882 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.
For more information about Lambton County, visit www.lambtononline.ca .