Campus Rec offers free bike classes, rides

Campus Rec offers free bike classes, rides

UNL Campus Recreation supports the biking community.

To promote safe bicycle riding and foster community among cyclists, Campus Recreation will offer several free bicycle opportunities this fall.

Smart Cycling

Participants will learn how to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain and traffic conditions. Class time is spent on the bike doing drills to build bike handling skills and riding on the street as a part of traffic. Participants should pass an online test prior to class start. Two Smart Cycling classes are offered this fall from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 at the Outdoor Adventures. Classes are free for university students and Campus Rec members and $30 for General Public.

Ice Cream Rides

Ice cream rides are fun, casual rides for students to get to know each other and learn more about bicycling in Lincoln and the Outdoor Adventures program. Remaining ice cream rides are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 12. Participants meet at the Outdoor Adventure Center and ride to a local ice cream shop for a free treat. Bike helmet and bike rental are included, but space is limited so participants are encouraged to register early. Participants are allowed to enroll in one free ride per semester.

Cycling adventure trips offered in the fall include: Sept. 9-10, Sub24 bike tour; Sept. 27, Wilderness Park mountain biking; and Oct. 13-17, Katy Trail bike tour.

Participants can register for the events online, by calling 402-472-4777 or by visiting the Outdoor Adventures Center.