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Family Y and Sound Cyclists to Hold Bike Safety Workshop for Children

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The Westport Weston Family Y and Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club are offering a free bike safety workshop for children ages 6-15. The one-hour event will take place on Sunday, September 9, from 10 am to 11 am at the Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center, 14 Sunny Lane, Westport, CT.

Learn about the rules of the road, how to stay safe while riding and how to keep your bike safe as well. This one-hour class will benefit young bike riders of all skill levels as well as their parents.

“Cycling is great exercise, and a bike ride together makes for quality family time,” says Meaghan George, Camp and Youth Director for the Family Y.  “But our roads are increasingly crowded and drivers increasingly distracted. We need to give kids all the tools they need to stay safe on the road, and Sound Cyclists is a great partner to help us do that.” 

Space at the Sept. 9 workshop is limited, so please contact the Family Y to reserve your spot: Call 203-226-8981, or email Meaghan George at mgeorge@westporty.org

Also at Mahackeno on Sept. 9, the Northeast Community Cycles group will host a bike donation event. They will gladly accept donations of bikes, bike parts, tools, volunteer hours and money to help refurbish the bikes, which will then be donated to deserving children and adults. For more information, please visit www.necommunitycycles.org.

Founded in 1977, the Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club has grown to be one of the largest cycling clubs in New England. Sound Cyclists provides organized rides and other cycling related activities for its members and the community, which stress safety, fun and fitness for all levels of riders. The club also provides the opportunity for cyclists to improve their riding skills and is an advocate of safe cycling in Fairfield County and the State of Connecticut. For more information, please visit soundcyclists.com.

The Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center, longtime home of its summer day camp and future home of the new Family Y facility, is at the end of Sunny Lane, off Route 33 near the Exit 41 interchange of the Merritt Parkway. Turn off Route 33 at the Red Barn Restaurant, toward the north on-ramp of the Merritt. Continue straight on Sunny Lane, and follow directions for parking.

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