vintage bikeBicycling is a fun, easy and healthy activity. And with the Eastside’s multi-use path, it is really tempting to get on a bicycle and conquer the world.

But do you have what it takes? If not, you could. There’s a free class in Lihu‘e this Saturday.

“Bicycling Skills for Adults” is an eight-hour class designed to teach adult cyclists how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various road, climate, terrain, and traffic conditions.

The class is organized into three levels:

  1. The Basics: The Bicycle; Maintenance; Clothing & Equipment; Bicycle Handling
  2. Bicycling in Traffic: Your Role in Traffic; Avoiding Crashes; Hazard Avoidance Maneuvers
  3. Enjoying the Ride: Riding Enjoyment; Ride Etiquette; Helping Motorists Share the Road

The levels are progressive and each builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the previous level.

The class will be held at the Kaua‘i District Health Office on 3040 Umi St. in Lihu‘e, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

Brought to you by the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation, Kaua‘i Path, the Kapa‘a Library and the League of American Bicyclists.