Once again, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics called Teach Me Tuesdays.
The free clinics cover various subjects and are held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., from January 10 through April 18 at the Greenline Wheels office, 105 South Marion Street in Oak Park.
Teach Me Tuesdays schedule
- Jan. 10: Cold Weather Cycling.
This winter, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics on various subjects.
The clinics, called Teach Me Tuesdays, will be held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. starting January 5 and running through March 29. Each clinic will be about an hour long.
Here's the schedule:
Jan 5: Fix A Flat: Don’t let a flat tire ruin your day!
Teaching kids bike safety has a variety of positive effects. When kids regularly practice safe cycling, the streets become safer in the communities they live and travel through.
At the high school level, when you introduce — or reinforce — bike safety, you present key skills and information at a time when young people are more likely to ride a bike for transportation instead of pure recreation.
With daylight waning during our commutes, it’s time to be thinking more about visibility while biking.
And the time change this Sunday won't do us any favors. With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, the sun will be setting an hour earlier.
We strongly recommend people biking at night use lights to make themselves visible: A white light in front and red light in back.
To help spread the word about staying visible while biking,
A group of teenagers in the western suburbs just enhanced their bicycling knowledge and received their very own bicycles in the process when they completed the inaugural Youth Earn A Bike Program from Greenline Wheels. Greenline Wheels is a nonprofit managed by Active Trans that promotes bicycling as a sustainable and affordable form of transportation and offers bike education programs.
Four teenagers from the Leading Edge Youth mentoring group took part in the six-week bicycling program.
Active Trans and Greenline Wheels just wrapped up a new two-week on-bike education program for students at Oak Park/River Forest High School.
The program was partly the result of input from concerned residents and teachers in the OPRF community.
The program’s goals are to:
- Teach kids about bike safety.
- Ensure that they know about biking traffic laws and adhere to them.
- Encourage biking as a means of regular transportation.
Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that new funding will be used to support Bikes 'N’ Roses, a bike shop that focuses on educating teenagers on how to fix and build bikes.
Emanuel’s plan will bring 65 jobs to teenagers at the original Albany Park storefront (4747 N. Sawyer Ave.) and the formerly shuttered Belmont-Cragin location (2010 N. Lawler Ave.). Funding for these jobs comes from the city’s One Summer Chicago program and Out of School Time Project.
As a 20-year resident of Oak Park, I’m excited to share a number of changes coming to Oak Park that will improve conditions for biking and walking.
Last week, the village board approved the Oak Park Neighborhood Greenways system as an addendum to its 2008 bike plan. Elements of the 2008 bike plan have already been adopted, such as significantly more and better bike parking near transit stations, bike lanes,
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Thanks to a partnership between Active Trans, the Oak Park School District and Greenline Wheels, more than 1,000 Oak Park elementary school students recently took part in bike safety and education programs.
As soon as next year, supporters hope to see this program expand with a mobile fleet of bikes in order to reach even more students.
“It’s part of a process that we have been working on in Oak Park,