More Than 250 Montgomery County Residents Attend MCDOT-Sponsored Adult Bike and E-Scooter Safety Classes

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) recently completed its fall series of Adult Learn to Ride and Basic Skills bike classes and E-scooter Safety training classes. Combined, more than 250 residents participated and learned basic skills to safely navigate on a bicycle or an electric scooter.
“We are pleased to give our residents free and low-cost options to learn how to ride bikes and e-scooters safely,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “As the department improves infrastructure to safely support alternate modes of transportation, these classes are important for the inclusion of residents who may not have learned to ride a bicycle or e-scooter. We want to give residents the tools they need to increase their mobility and use these climate-friendly modes with confidence.”

MCDOT partnered with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) to lead six adult bike classes and with BirdLime and Spin to conduct four free e-scooter classes. Classes were held at different locations throughout the County. Classes will resume in spring 2023. Information about those classes will be posted on the MCDOT website at tinyurl.com/cycleclss in early February. Registration is required for the bike classes and spaces typically fill up fast. Walk ups are welcome and no registration is required for the e-scooter trainings.

For more information on MCDOT programs and services visit montgomerycountymd.gov/mcdot, follow @MCDOTNow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram and subscribe to MCDOT’s “Go Montgomery!” newsletter.

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