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Hughes Center to host bicycle safety course

As part of countywide efforts to promote bicycle safety, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the San Gabriel Valley Bicycle Coalition will offer a free bicycle safety education course on Saturday, September 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Hughes Center, located at 1700 Danbury Road in Claremont.

The goal of the free course, which is open to participants 18 and older, is to teach cyclists to follow and obey the rules of the road to increase safety. The course—which includes a one-hour classroom setting, one-hour of parking lot practice and a one-hour bicycle ride—will be led by a certified instructor from the League of American Bicyclists.

The Claremont course is limited to 12 people. Applicants must bring a functioning bike to participate. Participants will receive a free helmet, lights, bike maps and additional giveaways on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional countywide bicycle safety training opportunities are available. For information regarding citywide bicycle safety training opportunities, visit www.bikesgv.org. People interested in participating in the Claremont safety-training course (or any other Los Angeles County bicycle safety training) need to send their first and last name, email address, phone number and city and date requested to info@bikesgv.org.

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