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Woodland Bike Campaign events encourage pedal power

By From page A4 | March 26, 2013

The Woodland Bike Campaign announces three bike-related events over the coming weeks:

* Cycling survival class, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, sponsored by the Woodland Parks and Recreation Department. “This class that will help you find the safest routes, be visible, learn the rules of the road and how to get where you want safely on a bike and with more confidence,” a news release said. “Bring your bike and helmet and be prepared to have fun!”

Participants will get a pre-ride safety check, learn how to repair tires and get tips on preventing theft. The class is recommended for teens and adults.

The cost is $25; register at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St., or 530-661-2000. All participants will receive the new Woodland bike map.

* Bike swap, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, in the parking lot at Woodland Adult Education, 575 Hayes St. Bikes will be sold for $20 to $95; cash only. Donations of bikes are tax-deductible.

* Kidical Mass, a family bike ride beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the YMCA, 1300 College St. The ride will coincide with the Y’s Healthy Kids Day, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have your bike and helmet safety checked by Woodland Bike Campaign’s volunteer mechanics.

The 7.5-mile-long ride will visit 12 Woodland parks. All types of bikes, trailers, trail-a-bikes, Xtracycles, longtails, bakfiets, Long Johns, tandems, folders, trikes and whatever rolls are welcome!

For more information about the Woodland Bike Campaign, contact Maria Contreras at 530-753-1125 or [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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