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Be “Safer at Home”

Steve at In the Know Cycling says it better than I ever could so here’s a brief excerpt of his recommendations for riding during the COVID-19 crisis in our country. You can read the entire blog post here WHAT CYCLISTS CAN DO ABOUT CORONAVIRUS.

“Most stay-at-home advisories or shelter-in-place orders still allow us to go outside and ride. That’s one of the privileges of being a cyclist…

“But, do we all know what we should and shouldn’t be doing when we ride outside now…

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Hit the road this summer with bicycle safety

John Coffelt, The Manchester Times Staff Writer

Seven-year-old Mason Johnson shows off the bicycle he won at the Old Stone Fort State Park/Manchester Recreation Department bike rodeo and parade. Johnson rode his new bike during the parade, a round trip ride to the state park and back. Staff photo by John Coffelt

No gas, little maintenance — the freedom of the road is truly free when riding a bicycle, but this carefree transportation requires some precautions to stay safe as possible.

“Always wear a helmet,” local certified instructor Joe Capezza of the Highland Rim Bicycle Club stresses first thing.

Before each ride, he performs the ABC Quick Check, to make certain the bicycle is ready for the journey.

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Bike MS: Bike to Jack and Back 2020

October 17-18, 2020

An extraordinary experience marked by passion, inspiration, determination and fun. Feel the electricity at the starting line and the remarkable support throughout your journey as we unite in our mission to end MS.

Routes from 60 or 80 miles each day
Franklin, TN

Bike MS is crucial to the success of the MS movement, as it is the largest fundraising campaign the Society has. Next week, MS is creating a nation-wide movement to take action and register as many people as we can Monday, May 25th through Sunday, May 31st. The registration fee for all Bike MS events will be waived by using the code: RIDE4FREE (all caps).

Click here to go to the signup page and sign up with the Highland Rim team.