Commuting By Bike

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Bike To Work Class


To recognize the national Bike To Work Week, Bike Elyria is offering a new program on how to use your bike to get to and from work – or school.

This class will be offered at the Elyria Police Department Community Center Room. The class will be held twice, to accommodate people at different times.

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

and repeated on

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Pre-registration is requested so we will be sure to have enough materials for everyone. A registration process is set up using this link:

This class is free to Bike Elyria members and only $5.00 (payable at the door) to non-members. Attendees can join Bike Elyria, if desired, when arriving for the class. ($10 per person per year, $20 per household – includes child members under 18).

Here is a brief look at the main topics to be presented and discussed

Why Commute by Bike

How To Commute

Route Selection

Your Bike at Work


Cleaning Up at Work

Your Bike

Gear and Accessories


Carrying Stuff

Bad Weather

Plan B – What will you do if….

This class is being presented by Ed Stewart, certified cycling instructor, and founder of the Silver Wheels Cycling Club, Inc. Mr. Stewart is a long time Elyria resident and has spent the last 30 years studying and teaching how to be a better cyclist.

Participants are not required to bring their bikes to this class. But you should bring all your questions and concerns about the topic and especially how it applies to you. If you want assistance in finding a good route for your commute, Mr. Stewart will meet with you separately to help get you on your way.

Additional classes later this spring will be taught on bicycle safety for beginners and experienced cyclists. Keep an eye on the website for information about these classes and other programs coming up soon.