Safe Cycling Classes

Island HospitalNews

Skagit Regional Health is offering free Smart Cycling: Traffic Safety 101 for Adults classes in Anacortes and Mount Vernon in April. The League of American Bicyclists trained instructors will teach in the classroom and on the road so that participants leave with the knowledge and skills to make safe decisions in traffic. Take this class to prepare for Bike Month in May and get ready to ride to work, ride for fun, and ride for life.

Sign up to take the class in either Anacortes on Thursday, April 21st from 6-9pm and Saturday, April 23rd from 8:30am-3:30pm at the Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd Street. Or, in Mount Vernon on Thursday, April 28th from 6-9pm and Saturday, April 30th from 8:30am-3:30pm in the San Juan Room at the Skagit Valley Hospital, 1415 E. Kincaid Street. The class is 10 hours total with a classroom session, bike drills, and a short road ride. Participants must be 18 years or older, need to attend both days, and must provide their own functioning bicycle and helmet on Saturday. Classes are free for residents of Skagit County and $75 for non-residents. Register by April 18th for Anacortes and by April 25th for Mount Vernon by calling (360) 814-2424 or online here.

Bicycling is an efficient, sustainable, healthy, and affordable mode of transportation for all ages and abilities. Participants will gain the confidence to ride on the road in traffic and the knowledge to have a safe and pleasant experience. For more information, contact Liz McNett Crowl by email at LCrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org or by phone at (360) 428-2331.

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