The Pima County Department of Transportation's Bicycle & Pedestrian Program is having free bicycle safety classes this month and in February. Students who complete a class could get a bike light set, U-lock or helmet for free.

Get familiar with UA bike routes and learn how to cycle safely around campus and streetcar tracks on a one-hour University of Arizona bike ride.

Or enroll your eight to ten year old child in a Bicycle Information for Kid's Education, or BIKE for short. There are also mountain bike classes, mechanics and women's mechanics classes. 

Call 724-2453 to sign up. Participants must bring their own working bikes.

Bicycle Safety Diversion Program safety classes are also available for those who have received traffic citations on their bikes. Proof of completion of this class can result in dismissal of the cyclist's civic traffic citation.

Click here for information and to see a schedule of classes.

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