The Brandeis biking listserv, which is used by faculty, staff, students and community members alike, sent out an e-mail which lists a bunch of opportunities for free classes and events, both healthy and political! Please read if interested in this sort of thing:

Below is information about upcoming free bike commuter classes, and a bike maintenance class. Even as an experienced cyclist, I found the commuter class helpful. Writing to this bike listserv may be preaching to the choir, but if you have friends who are interested in learning more about bike commuting, please pass on the word. Also, Healthy Waltham sponsors a summer evening series of walk & talks with Waltham elected officials.

Thanks to the generous support of Adobe Systems, MassBike is offering a variety of summer education classes free of charge to the general public. The classes will be in Waltham, where Adobe is located.

Our first round of classes is listed below. These classes will be our Commuter Workshop and our Maintenance Workshop. The Commuter Workshop is a fast-paced, one hour workshop covers topics ranging from bike choice, gear choice, route planning, safety, rules of the road, how to look professional when you get to work, and other general tips and tricks. It is a great introduction to a variety of aspects of bicycling, and most people leave this class feeling much more confident about riding their bicycle. The Maintenance Workshop covers how to fix a flat, how to adjust your seat post, how to lube your chain, and a basic overview of bike parts and what they do. Presenters bring all tools/props needed to teach this class, so attendees will not need to bring anything other than themselves to this presentation (please do not bring a bicycle to be repaired). This class will teach you the absolute basics you will need in order to perform some of the most common bicycle upkeep tasks.

July
23rd Maintenance Workshop 6-7pm Waltham City Hall Basement of Govt Center

August
4th Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham City Hall Basement of Govt Center
16th Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall.
23rd Maintenance Workshop 6-7pm Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall.
26th Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham City Hall Basement of Govt Center

September
2nd Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall.
9th Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall.
16th Commuter Workshop 6-7pm Waltham City Hall Basement of Govt Center
29th Maintenance Workshop 6-7pm Waltham City Hall Basement of Govt Ctr

Each class is one hour long, and is limited to 30 students, these fill up
quickly so be sure to RSVP by emailing Shane@massbike.org. Specify how many people will be attending and the date of the class you wish to attend.

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Walk & Talk With Elected Officials

What concerns you most about Waltham today?  What would make Waltham a better place for you to live in?  Join local elected officials and community members to walk & talk.
Join us on Mondays, 6:00 – 7:15 PM at Leary Field (Bacon St., across from
Plympton Elementary School).  Bring your water bottle, look for the folks with the orange bandanas, and start walking and talking!

The walks will be held on:
Monday, July 26
Monday, August 9
Monday, August 23

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