Reconnect Rochester offers bike education designed to attract more people in our community to discover the health and financial benefits of using a bike to get around.
We deliver bike education in a wide variety of settings including workplaces, college campuses, health care facilities, public libraries, schools, and community groups. Businesses often present bike education as a “lunch n’ learn” opportunity for their employees, but we’re up for anything!
During the time of COVID-19 and beyond, we can offer bike education in a virtual/online setting as well!
PRESENTATIONS & CLASSES
Getting Back On Your Bike: A fun, 45-minute presentation designed to inspire people with the benefits of biking, explore the viability of biking as transportation, and build confidence with some basic traffic safety information. This is our most popular program and the best fit for most audiences.
Bike Education for School Kids: The “Being Safe on Your Freedom Machine” presentation is geared toward 5th/6th graders and covers safe biking principles in a fun, engaging way. School districts in New York State are required to teach bike safety, and similar to how firefighters come into classrooms to discuss fire safety, we can help deliver this vital education on safe walking and biking.
Bike Commuting 101: A presentation geared towards employees interested in biking to work that covers what equipment is needed, along with proper roadway position to get to work comfortably and safely.
Winter Cycling: A presentation that readies participants to extend the riding season by learning advanced bike handling skills, and the type of bike and equipment needed to ride comfortably and safely in winter.
Bicycle Friendly Driver Training: This training for employee drivers heightens their awareness and reduces the risk of crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists. Perfect for continuing education requirements.
On-Bike Smart Cycling Classes: These in-depth classes are based on the League of American Bicyclists’ curriculum and can be done in 2.5-, 6-, or 9-hour sessions that include classroom learning, parking lot maneuvering drills, and a group ride.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jesse Peers, Cycling Coordinator at Reconnect Rochester, is a League Certified Instructor (LCI) through the League of American Bicyclists. Jesse is a passionate bike educator with deep involvement in the local advocacy efforts, and a focus on biking-as-transportation (although biking-as-recreation is great, too!). Learn more about his journey from car driver to bike educator in this blog post.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Jesse Peers, LCI 5613