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Bicycle Coalition of Maine Holds Meeting, Trainings in Presque Isle

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PRESQUE ISLE – The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will hold an informational meeting from noon to 1pm on July 31st in the Lodge at the Nordic Heritage Center in Presque Isle to discuss the coalition’s current and upcoming programs in northern Maine.

Area residents interested in making their communities more bike-friendly are invited to attend and learn how the coalition can help them get started. Allison Vogt, the coalition’s executive director, and James Tasse, the coalition’s education director, will participate in the meeting. Those planning to attend are asked to e-mail allison@BikeMaine.org.

Two free training sessions for bicycle safety instructors also will be offered at the Lodge at the Nordic Heritage Center. The sessions will take place from 2-5pm on July 30 and31st.

Tasse will present the coalition’s nationally recognized Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Curriculum. Those who complete a training session are eligible to become one of the coalition’s paid bicycle safety instructors, and they also can use the information to present on bicycling basics in schools, worksites and recreation programs.

The training reviews some of the myths and laws pertaining to bicyclists on the roads, and offers some suggestions to help answer common questions raised about cyclist behavior. The training also includes a brief overview of how to plan and stage a bicycle “rodeo” or skills fair. To find out more about the training and to sign up, please e-mail jim@BikeMaine.org.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine has been working since 1992 to make Maine a better place to bicycle. The coalition advocates for Maine cyclists at the Legislature and in Washington, D.C., teaches bicycle safety to thousands of Maine schoolchildren each year, partners with state agencies on a Share the Road media campaign and serves as a resource on local bicycling issues.

For More Information:

Contact Name: allison@BikeMaine.org

Telephone Number: (207)623-4511

Website: http://www.bikemaine.org

Email: allison@BikeMaine.org