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Street Savvy Cycling Skills at The Gateway Family YMCA

Free class to learn how to ride in the road and navigate traffic.

Union, NJ, June 11, 2014 --( The Gateway Family YMCA offered a free community class “Street Savvy Cycling Skills” on Tuesday, June 10th, 6-8pm at The Gateway Family YMCA – Wellness Center Branch, 1000 Galloping Hill Rd, Union. The class included both indoor and outdoor sessions, and a ride that evening.

“The Gateway Family YMCA is excited to offer a course that teaches cycling safety,” stated Paul Mickiewicz, Wellness Center Branch Executive Director. Paul is an avid cyclist himself, often riding to work and a League Certified Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists. The class included and indoor strategy session, traffic law 101, ABC, Quick Check for your bike, parking lot drills to establish basic handling skills, and a group road ride, stopping and learning along the way. The class culminated with a ride on a shared use path in Black Brook Park.

For members of the community who wish to join the class in the future, a properly fitted helmet and bicycle that is in good working order is required. Participants are asked to dress in bright colors and bring a water bottle. For more information on upcoming classes, or questions on the cycling class, please contact Paul Mickiewicz at or 908-349-9622.
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