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The Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates (ORCA) is hosting a bicycling skills class, geared mainly for youth, but appropriate for adults as well. The class will be on Saturday, April 21st, 9am – 1pm and will be offered at the Milford Central School, 42 West Main Street in Milford, NY as part of the 14th annual Earth Festival.

The class will follow the “Bicycling Skills 123” curriculum established by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) and will be taught by local League-Certified instructor, David Wells. Both classroom time and time on bikes are included in this course. Snacks will be provided during a scheduled break.

Prior registration is required by April 13th. Cost of the class is a suggested $30 donation per registered participant and the maximum number of participants will be limited to 15. Participants younger than 14 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each participant must provide their own working bicycle and helmet. A rain date make-up class is scheduled for May 11th at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown.

A variety of prizes and giveaways will be provided by our event sponsor NYCM Insurance www.nycm.com.

You may register online at www.otsegooutdoors.org or by mailing the registration form and check to Otsego 2000, PO Box 1130, Cooperstown, NY  13326. For any questions, please contact Martha Clarvoe at 607-293-6654.

Otsego Regional Cycling Advocates, a subcommittee of Otsego 2000, is a bicycling advocacy group that promotes cycling as an enjoyable, healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly activity for people of all ages and abilities in Otsego and surrounding counties

Earth Festival is an environmentally focused, interactive event featuring exhibits, workshops, vendors, food and entertainment, all with a fun, earth-friendly twist. Earth Festival will take place onSaturday, April 21, 2018, from 11am to 3pm at Milford Central School. Sponsorship and exhibitor/vendor opportunities are still available. Visit http://occainfo.org/earth-festival/ for details, or contact OCCA Executive Director Leslie Orzetti at (607) 547-4488.

Founded in 1968, OCCA is a private, non-profit membership group dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, planning, and practice. For more information on OCCA, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org.