Cycling seminars throughout Burlington April 27 – June 1

cycling committee logoAdapted from City of Burlington press release

The City of Burlington Cycling Committee is inviting residents to attend a series of free cycling seminars to help prepare for the 2016 spring and summer cycling season. Four topics will be covered during the seminars, which run at Burlington Public Library branches this spring.

The seminars are free but sign-up is required. For more information about the Burlington Cycling Committee and these free seminars, visit

To sign up for any of the seminars, call  Burlington Public Library – Central Branch at 905-639-3611, ext. 1321.

Awesome Bike Gear for 2016 – April 27

A variety of local bike shops will share the latest in cool cycling gear for 2016, Wednesday, April 27, 7 to 9 p.m., Central Branch of the public library. From stylish cycle-friendly clothing to tech/training gear, to fun and trendy bike accessories and fabulous equipment for family rides. Local bike experts will answer gear questions after the seminar.

Bike Maintenance 101 – April 30, May 4, May 14

Saturday, April 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Central Branch

Wednesday, May 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m. – Central Branch

Saturday, May 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m. – Alton Branch

Learn about basic bike maintenance that can be done at home. Start the bike season off right with a properly maintained bike for an easier and safer ride. This includes a keynote presentation from Rolling Horse Community Cycle.

Bike Safety – May 7, May 16, June 4

Saturday, May 7, 2 to 3 p.m. – Alton Branch

Monday, May 16, 7 to 8 p.m. – Central Branch

Saturday, June 4, 10 to 11 a.m. – Central Branch

This seminar will cover the rules of the road, must-have bike accessories, the roles and responsibilities of cyclists and motorists, hazards and the proper way to ride on-road bike lanes, bike sharrows and bike paths.

Bike Infrastructure around the World – June 1

Which cities are doing cycling infrastructure right? What creations of pro-cycling design around the world could Burlington learn from? Explore cycling infrastructure projects from around the world Wednesday, June 1, 7 to 9 p.m. – Central Branch







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