Bike clinics

The High Adventure club had two bike clinics, one on April 20th and one on April 27th. They were both from nine to noon and took place in the parking lot next to the Brunswick rail station. The first session was on the essentials of bike equipment and maintenance. The club learned what they should pack on a trip as well as what they should not. Our instructor, Alyssa,  also demonstrated the essential ABC(D) quick check. After the clinic, the club went for a bike ride down the C&O canal.

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The following weekend the club meet again and had a session on Riding fundamentals. We learned about riding on the road with cars, things like signaling, and lane positions. After the talk, we had an additional hands-on lesson where we practiced scanning behind us as we rode and signaling with one hand, as well as the best way to stop quickly After the lessons, the club went for another bike ride along the canal.

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Hey, I Can Fix That!




We have two clinics coming up that are going to be really important.   The first is “Bike Basics – Equipment and Maintenance Fundamentals” and is scheduled for 4/20.      The second is “Riding Fundamentals” and is scheduled for 4/27.    I know we’ve had  to move these dates around a bit, and I apologize if this has resulted in conflicts for some folks, but I think both sessions will be really great and well worth attending!

Our instructor will be Alyssa Boxhill.   Alyssa is a League of American Bicyclists instructor and has a tremendous amount of experience.   She has customized a training program specific to our needs and based on the feedback you provided in the skills assessment.     Check out the forums for more details on the agenda, times, and meeting place!

C&O Canal Clean Up

The 4-H High Adventure club went out to Brunswick on Saturday, April 6, to clean-up the C&O canal. Our newly formed club teamed up with the Frederick County Packgoat Project to get the job done. We picked up cans, dug up tires, and collected all sort of trash.

The group met up in the parking lot and then headed out on to the trail for an early start.









 We collected over 30 bags or trash and recycling as well as over 20 tires. Three hours after our start, here’s the group with some of our haul.