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Reston Community Center Offers Cycling Program This Spring

by RestonNow.com March 7, 2018 at 2:30 pm 13 Comments

A Reston resident will lead RCC Cycles, a program by Reston Community Center that aims to teacher riders of all ages the fundamentals of cycling.

Kelley Westenhoff, a certified cycling instructor, will teach three-hour sessions for students age 13 and up on April 8 and 29 and sessions for students between ages 6 and 12 on April 21 and May 5.

The cost, which includes rental of a bike and the use of a helmet, is $65 for Reston residents and $98 for all others. Each class is limited to 10 students.

For more information, visit RCC’s website. Registration is available online.

Here’s more from a release by RCC:

Topics addressed in class will be basic braking, steering and balance. Westenhoff is a cycling advocate and serves as vice chair of the Reston Bicycle Club. Her technique, certified by the League of American Cyclists, is intuitive and will take students through a progression of skills to launch participants on their way to riding with confidence.

RCC Leisure and Learning Director Eileen Boone said RCC Cycles was started last year in order to support Reston’s growing cycling opportunities, including the many miles of bike trails and the new Capital Bikeshare stations.

“For those who haven’t had the opportunity to learn, this class is a great start down the healthy road of cycling for fun and transportation,” said Boone.

Photo via Reston Community Center

  • 40yearsinreston

    Just in time for the bike lanes

    • Mike M

      But honestly, who would send their kids to ride on a road where cars are going 35-40 mph just feet away?

      • cRAzy

        mmmmm…maybe people who want bike lanes on some of Reston’s busier streets.

        • Mike M

          Maybe people who buzz other people’s kids on the bike trail with their bikes at top speed as they pass within inches and then yell at the kids?

          • Greg

            Yeap, them!

          • 40yearsinreston

            Bike nazis who think they owe the road or path

  • ShadowoodBikeThief

    Isn’t this something a father typically does in a two parent christian house hold? Oh wait….nevermind

    • Mike M

      Silly boy, with some more special tax districts drawn around us we could mitigate the need for parents altogether!

    • Greg

      This is a bloated RCC budget looking for ways to justify wasteful, needless spending. Look at that 1000-word image: ONE cyclist.

      Also, Jewish households do the same thing, as do most agnostic, atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, Shadowood, and single-parent households.

      • Conservative Senior

        Why is the “Small Tax District 5” rate twice as high as the McLean district?

    • OneReally

      Your spot on. I was thinking how sad you have to go to a community center.

    • cRAzy

      Christian??? Two-parent???

  • Joe Smith

    You guys complain about everything. Exactly what do you like in Reston?

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