By the time she moved to Houston as a teen, she felt too embarrassed to learn to ride. That experience comes thanks to the Adult Learn to Ride class conducted by Walk Bike Nashville.Whether 18 years old or 70, instructors help participants get from no pedaling to riding a bike in no time — for free.It's also a transportation option."We believe that everyone in Nashville, whether you learned way back as a child or not, should have the same opportunities," says program coordinator Daniel Mc Donell.The group wants Nashvillians to learn to take advantage of alternative transportation, new bicycle infrastructure and the ever-growing Greenways system in town.Her family then moved to Climax, Colorado, where she graduated from high school.On September 27, 1947, Lorena married the love of her life, Harold Nadon, in Leadville, Colorado.
It seems impossible that it is this simple, but she really is riding on her own after less than two hours of instruction."Oh," she exclaims again."And that, ladies and gentleman, is how to ride a bike," instructor Robert Johnson elatedly says.
Last year, Walk Bike Nashville taught about 30 adults to learn to ride.
The organization sees walking and biking as more than just recreation.
A rosary will be said in her honor at AM preceding the funeral mass.
When Lorena Mondragon was a child in Mexico City, her mother couldn't afford to buy a bike. On the runway of an old airpark in East Nashville, Mondragon and her teenage daughter learned together to ride a bike — each for the first time."I feel like I should have done this 10 years ago," says Hume-Fogg High School student Jessica Velasco, after confidently hopping off her borrowed Novara bike on a recent Saturday afternoon. It's a lifetime skill."One the two women can now share.
Designed for true beginners (folks who have never been on a bike), the course covers basic balance, braking and stopping, pedaling and turning.