A free event from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM open to the public featuring our Learn to Ride – Kids class, a Kids Bike Swap, and NYC Department of Transportation’s Bike Helmet Fittings and Distribution (free helmets for kids & adults!).
Bike Bonanzas are free, fun, and bike friendly events for the whole family. Registration for the Learn to Ride – Kids class is preferred (walk-up students are accepted if space allows), so please sign up in advance below. Kids Bike Swap and Bike Helmet Fittings and Distribution are first-come, first-served, and do not require registration.
ABOUT Learn to Ride—Kids
Learn to Ride—Kids is a free, two-hour group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.
LEARN TO RIDE – KIDS CLASS DETAILS
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Class location: Traffic-free environment
Class size: 30-50
Instructor to student ratio: 1 to 8, on average
Equipment: Bicycle* and helmet
Availability of loaner bikes: N/A. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet.
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred (register below); walk-up students are accepted if space allows.
*Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.
HELMET FITTINGS & DISTRIBUTION DETAILS
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Limitations: Helmet & bike supplies are limited and are first come-first served
Requirements: You must be present to get a helmet and you must learn how to properly fit it.
Waiver policy: A parent/legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for kids under age 18. Adults over age 18 receiving a helmet must sign a waiver.
KIDS BIKE SWAP DETAILS
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
What to bring: Bring your old bike and upgrade to the next size.
Requirements: Kids must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, and fit on a 24” wheel bike or smaller.
Is LEARN TO RIDE the Right Class for Your Child?
Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Learn to Ride—Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 and up. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian. Participants over 14 years old should consider attending a Learn to Ride—Adults class.
Classes are canceled in the event of rain; please check our weather hotline (212 870 2080 ext. 2) if in doubt. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of rain will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.
This class was simply fantastic! Thank you and your instructors very much for getting my kids to ride bikes without training wheels within 10 minutes of the beginning of the class! Both kids had previously used balance bikes and then pedal bikes with training wheels but your method supported their experience and they came out of the class as true bike riders.