Bike It! Youth Bicycle Education Program: Bike It! is open to kids aged 10 and up, and consists of eight sessions held on Saturdays, from 9am to noon. Each session includes instruction and a bike ride. All participants receive a T-shirt, water bottle, patch kit and bike multi-tool. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own. The next session starts on September 8th and registration is now open. Cost: $50.00 for YMCA Members and $75.00 for Non-members. Scholarships are available – no one is turned away. Location: First two sessions are at the YMCA; starting points on other dates will vary. Ride Leaders: Tom Polk, Meg Clark, Dave Panico. Sign up in the Y Membership Office or online: https://ops1.operations.daxko.com/Online/2186/ProgramsV2/Search.mvc?category_ids=TAG37236
Cost: $50.00 for YMCA Members and $75.00 for Non-members. Scholarships are available – no one is turned away. Location: First two sessions are at the YMCA; starting points on other dates will vary. Ride Leaders: Tom Polk, Meg Clark, Dave Panico.
Learn To Ride Bicycle Education Lessons: For those who never learned to ride a bike, we have a 2-hour program geared to getting you riding or your money back! With our safe, easy, effective method, you’ll learn how to balance, start, stop and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Cost: $25.00. Location: YMCA Parking Lot. Instructors: Tom Polk and Rosemary Quinn. Contact Tom Polk firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your lesson!
Afterschool and Summer Programs: The Y Bike Education staff work with afterschool programs in the Kingston area. Past programs have included partnerships with the Everette Hodge Community Center, J.W. Bailey Middle School, M.C. Miller Middle School, Edson Elementary School, Kingston Read and Write Program and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department. Contact us for more details, or to start a program at your location!
14th Annual Tour De Kingston and Ulster, Sunday June 23rd, 2019 Forsyth Park, Kingston. Rides for all ages and abilities, including the Kingston Family Ride – a flat and easy 5 miles. The Family Ride is FREE and is escorted by Tour De Kingston Safety Marshals and the Kingston Police Department. BBQ lunch, raffle and scholarship awards follow the rides. Presented by the YMCA, check back for registration and sponsorship information in early 2019.
Lend-A-Wheel Bike Recycling Program: Got an old bike in the garage collecting dust? Donate it to the YMCA and we’ll refurbish it and make it available to people in the community who need basic transportation – we’ve put over 215 bikes back on the road since 2014. What about a bike your children have outgrown? We are also in need of youth bikes for our after school and summer programs. Contact us for donation guidelines.
The Bicycle Education Program is directed by Tom Polk, Bicycle Educator for the YMCA. He is a life-long cyclist and has been instructing youth and adults in safe cycling for the past 8 years. Tom holds a certification from the League of American Bicyclist as a League Cycling Instructor and is certified as a Mountain Bike Guide by the International Mountain Bike Association.
Contact him for further information:
YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County
Kingston NY 12401
845.338.3810, x 102 (Office)
Ride Guide by the International Mountain Bike Association.