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The L.A. Metro is offering two free street-cycling-skills workshops in Santa Monica this summer.

One eight-hour workshop will be held on Sunday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A shorter three-hour workshop will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The exact location for the workshops have yet to be decided as of presstime.

The free workshops are two in a series of biking classes that Metro will hold across L.A. County during the summer. Metro established the workshop program after it received a $203,000 grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

Workshop participants will learn how to cycle through traffic on city and residential streets. After completing the course, participants will receive a free helmet, bicycle lights and a safety manual.

Attendees must bring their own bicycle, pen and paper to take notes and food for lunch.

Participants must also be at least 18 years old and residents of L.A. County.

To register for the eight-hour workshop, visit la-bike.org/streetcyclingskills. For the three-hour workshop, visit la-bike.org/bicyclingontheroad.

Classes are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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