The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is launching a bike mentoring program to match less experienced riders with riders who have been biking in Alexandria for years. A mentor will work individually with each mentee to help achieve the mentee’s biking goals – whether that’s learning how to bike commute, getting comfortable biking to the farmers’ market, or figuring out how to bike safely to the nearest trail. If you’re an experienced rider who lives or works in Alexandria, please consider becoming a bike mentor. Sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/x1gzTcQ6kfBXvKb23.
Questions? Email Josephine Liu at BPACmentoring@gmail.com.
And if you want some additional details – here’s BPAC’s program description document at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qfmAuleWbJHS6fZZGteXzYOnWOpg5rLIYKTGPSI7ZLY/edit?usp=sharing – it contains expectations and resources for bike mentors, as well as a summary of Josephine’s own bike mentoring experiences. BPAC is launching the program now so that the program can be included in the City’s planning for the summer Metro shutdown, but expect that most of the mentoring will take place in the spring when the weather gets better. However, they already have some mentors and mentees signing up, so are prepared to pair folks up now, for those who want an early start. The program is individualized, so there’s a lot of flexibility.