MoGo bike-sharing is for all Detroit seasons, says the nonprofit organization. To encourage safe use from now through March, it hosts a free urban winter biking class Saturday afternoon.
"This two-hour class will teach you how to handle the snow, slush and freezing temperatures that make biking a little more challenging in the winter," programming and operations director Rory Lincoln posts.
For the first hour of the class, we'll take learn about some of the hazards of winter biking and how they can be avoided. In the second hour, we'll practice some of our new skills in a group ride through the neighborhood.
MoGo Street Skills Classes are led by certified instructors of the League of American Bicyclists.
The Dec. 8 session is from 1-3 at 6545 Saint Antoine St. in the Milwaukee Junction area, two blocks south of East Grand Boulevard and a block east of Beaubien. Register here.
It's one of four "street skills" offerings throughout the year and existed before the publisher of Crain's Detroit Business predicted in a Sept. 30 column that "the coming of winter will make those [bike] lanes even less-used than they have been this summer." Keith Crain added:
I believe more will question the wisdom of spending millions of dollars to accommodate a handful of bikers, notwithstanding the new scooter renters, as winter sets in.
MoGo Detroit, led by founder and executive director Lisa Nuszkowski, an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership since 2015.