Education
Let's Ride
Is your bike gathering dust in the garage? Are you new to suburban cycling? LET'S RIDE!, co-sponsored by the South Orange/Maplewood Bicycle Coalition (SOMbike.com), will help you get to know your bike, learn basic repairs and adjustments, and ride safely and confidently in traffic.
Families welcome.

Course content will include:

  • Adjusting your bike and helmet for a comfortable fit.
  • Performing a safety inspection of your bike to make sure everything is working properly
  • Understanding traffic principles and bicyclists' rights and responsibilities on the road
  • Fixing a flat tire
  • Using your gear system
  • Locking your bike
  • Bike handling drills

Instructors:
TOM REINGOLD is an avid cyclist. He repairs and refurbishes bikes in his home. He spent years living car-free in Boston and New York, relying only on his bicycle. He is often called the “Go To Bike Guy.”

KIRK SOHR is a certified cycling instructor from the League of American Bicyclists. He is on Maplewood's Transportation Committee. Tom and Kirk are both active in SOMbike.

South Mountain Maplewood Adult SchoolFee: $50.
Meets: Tuesday, evenings, April 5, 12, 26, 7pm. No class April 19.
Each class will be 1 1/2 hours long.
Location: South Orange Middle School.
Registration: somadultschool.org