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July 05, 2017
(07/05-07/07) 9:00 - 1:00
Wednesday-Friday, July 5-7 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ages 9-14 (girls only)
Fee: $195 (includes transportation to/from bike trip locations)
Three days of bike training, maintenance and trips. Fee above includes all fees including transportation of bikes (and riders!) to trailways.
This class is designed for girls entering grades 5-8 (or thereabouts) who are beginner or basic cyclists and want to learn how to enjoy, maintain and grow their love of their bikes and cycling for both short and long distances.
You must have your own bike for this class. The best bike is a hybrid style bike that can be used on paved and unpaved trails.
Maximum 10 particpants
This class is all about the joy of cycling.
Because we're Curious-on-Hudson, you'll learn:
▪ How does your bike work? There's a whole lot of engineering in a bike! Once you know how it works, you'll ride better and know how to choose and configure your bike - skills you'll have all your life!
▪ Learn maintenance trips and tips, i.e., adjust your brakes, fix a flat, etc.
▪ Learn how to condition yourself for long rides.
▪ Best of all: WE TRAVEL. The girls will be taking short bike trips on the Aquaduct Trail, the North and South County Trailway and (?). These are in planning. Curious-on-Hudson will provide transportation to trails.
You should be going into grades aged 9 and up and have an interest in cycling. You will need to bring your bike (we'll lock it up at night so you don't have to bring it back and forth all week). You'll need a helmet and a backpack to pack for daytrips. Of course, you'll need a water bottle or hydration pack. You should bring a bagged lunch each day of the class. You should wear sneakers or bike shoes (if you have the type of bike that requires bike shoes, bring sneakers anyway for indoor work) and dress for riding! That's casual clothes or bike clothing, as you like.
Fee: $300 (includes transportation to/from bike trip locations)
Taught by Jackie Bastardi
Jackie is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering, and is the current STEM/STEAM Program Development Manager at Curious-on-Hudson.
While doing her undergrad work, she did two co-ops/interships; one was in the field of geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering testing, and the other was in manufacturing engineering. For her senior design project, she and her team built a low cost computer controlled hydraulic nanomaniulator, which is a fancy name for a device that can move a tool very small distances. She is from Briarcliff Manor, NY and began teaching at Curious-on-Hudson in the summer of 2014. She now develops STEAM curriculum for after school programs and summer camps.
Jackie enjoys sharing her love for firguring out how things work with young people.