Roc City Cycling Announces Bicycle Training Partnership with the City of Rochester
Roc City Cycling Foundation (RCCF), will be partnering with the City of Rochester, May 1, 2013 thru August 31, 2013 in offering bicycling training programs for youth and adult residents.
Rochester, NY – Roc City Cycling Foundation (RCCF), announced today that it will be partnering with the City of Rochester May 1, 2013 thru August 31, 2013. Mayor Thomas S. Richards is expected to finalize the partnership within the next two weeks.
The City of Rochester has been nationally recognized by the League of American Bicyclists, as a “Bicycle Friendly Community”. The City received a Bronze level award for its commitment to improving cycling conditions through investments in cycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies The City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services expect this partnership will be ongoing and is excited in sponsoring road bicycling safety training this summer for city residents.
The partnership will permit Roc City Cycling Foundation to offer youth and adult road bicycling training programs at neighborhood recreation centers this summer. The Roc City ReadySetRide! series is a three-hour youth program designed to equipment new riders with the skills and techniques to safely ride on city streets. ReadySetRide! will be offered at (4) recreation centers in the City. The Roc City AdultChallenge is an (8) hour adult program, designed to equip adult riders with knowledge on NYS bicycling laws and to build confidence. Breaking the fear many adults have in riding on city streets. Both programs are free for City residents.
About City of Rochester
The City of Rochester completed its Rochester Bicycle Master Plan in 2011, and is now including Bike Lane and Shared Use Lane (Sharrow) markings on many of its street design projects, as well as other amenities such as bike racks, bike shelters, bike lockers and bicycle service repair stations. The Master Plan, as well as the Complete Streets Policy, also approved in 2011, has improved access for cyclists, pedestrians and persons with disabilities along Rochester’s streets and within neighborhoods.
The Department of Recreation and Youth Services (DRYS), delivers a multitude of services such as providing youth with opportunities for employment, recreational educational activities, sports and athletics, environmental education, horticulture, and anti-gang intervention.
About Roc City Cycling Foundation
Roc City Cycling Foundation (RCCF) is a Rochester-based bicycling training provider and advocate. RCCF specializes in road bicycling safety training. RCCF currently offer three road bicycling training programs: Roc City Cycling Crew (RC3), Roc City ReadySetRide!, and Roc City AdultChallenge. For program details please visit http://roccitycycling.org.
- Contact Information
- Dave Abercrombie
- President / Program Director
- Roc City Cycling Foundation
- (1) (585) 303-6058
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