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KLizotte
04-24-2014, 02:38 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Media Contact: Reggie Sanders — 202-437-0809, reggie.sanders@dc.gov

DDOT Presents “The ABC’s of Family Biking”

(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is delighted to announce the return of “The ABC’s of Family Biking.” This free event, now in its third year, celebrates the joy of biking with children and introduces local parents to the tools, skills and equipment that can help them start biking with their kids.

What: The ABC’s of Family Biking

Where: Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan 215 G Street NE

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event will feature:

A Show & Tell to talk to area parents who bike with children of all ages

Bicycles and equipment available at local bike shops to help parents bike safely with their children

Free Youth Bike course with WABA instructors to teach basic riding skills to children.

Parents & Kids Riding class to help parents bike alongside their kids, either alone or in a “bike train” group. This is a perfect opportunity for families to practice their bicycling skills in advance of National Bike to School Day which will be May 7, 2014.

Balance bike races for our youngest riders

A cargo bike obstacle course where interested parents can test demonstration bikes and experienced family cyclists can pit their skills against one another in the East Coast’s first-ever “Fiets of Parenthood” competition

The opportunity for parents to “Swap or Sell” their gently used family biking equipment

Free bike repair clinics from The Bike House

For more details, registration information, and full event schedule, visit the ABC's of Family Biking page (http://kidicalmassdc.blogspot.com/p/abcs-of-family-biking.html) on the Kidical Mass DC website (http://kidicalmassdc.blogspot.com/).