Free Ride Winter Hours
Free Ride will begin a winter hours schedule this November. For the
weeks between November 26 2011 and March 3 2012, we will have open
shop on Saturday and will be closed for all other days.
Classes in 2011 end November 13 and will resume in March 1, 2012.
Starting November 13, Earn-A-Bike requirements will be 4 hours of
volunteering since it will not be possible to take classes until
Free Ride will be closed on these days:
Criteria for Earn A Bike During Winter Session
Beginning November 14 2011, ending after March 1, 2012,
The standard criteria in order to be eligible for the Earn A Bike
Program, is to enroll and complete 2 classes offered, @ Free Ride.
During Free Rides winter session no classes are offered,as a result,
there is a change in the criteria in order to begin the Earn-A-Bike
program. In order to meet the requirements for the Earn-A-Bike
program, there will be a required 4 volunteer hours, to be completed
and documented prior to the selection of a bike. Please note that the
four volunteer hours will need to be recorded on the sign in clip
board at Free Ride in addition to the Member Log prior to beginning
During the winter session of Free Ride, the ideal cycler for the
winter session of the Earn-A-Bike program would be familiar with some
basic bicycle specific tools, the proper names of these tools, and
In addition in order to be successful in Earn-A-Bike winter session,
it is suggested that the participant have a working knowledge of
the regular bike maintenance. The winter session at Free Ride is not
an optimal time for those new to cycling and/or those who have not
maintained or performed general bike repairs. For those new to biking
it is suggested that you volunteer at Free Ride and accumulate
volunteer hours and then begin taking classes when they are offered
As always the Earn-A-Bike program should be very close to complete by
the end of 8 weeks and documentation that would still need to be
worked on at least every 2 weeks.