Learn to Ride—Kids
Learn to Ride—Kids is a free 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.
Class duration: 2 hours
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; 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.
|Saturday, 05/27||10:00AM - 1:00PM||Upper Manhattan; West Harlem Piers Park, West Side Greenway near 131 St See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 05/27||1:00PM - 4:00PM||Upper Manhattan; West Harlem Piers Park, West Side Greenway near 131 St See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 05/27||11:00AM - 1:00PM||NYC Parks; Ridgewood, Queens - Rosemary's Playground - Woodbine St & Woodward Ave See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 05/27||11:00AM - 1:00PM||NYC Parks; FDR Boardwalk & Beach, Staten Island - Midland Beach parking lot at Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 05/27||11:00AM - 1:00PM||Northwoods Family Memorial Day; Seven Gables Playground, Behind JHS 74 - 210th St & Oceania St See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/03||12:00PM - 2:00PM||Bike Bonanza; Lower East, Manhattan - Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Inside the basketball court- Chrystie St. and Forsyth St. See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/03||12:00PM - 3:00PM||NYC Parks; Dyker Beach, Brooklyn - Basketball Court at 1415 Cropsey Ave See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/03||10:00AM - 12:00PM||Brooklyn Arts & Science School - 443 St Mark's Ave (at Classon Ave) See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/03||11:00AM - 1:00PM||NYC Parks; FDR Boardwalk & Beach, Staten Island - Midland Beach parking lot at Father Capodanno Blvd & Hunter Ave See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/10||11:00AM - 2:00PM||NYC Parks; Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan - Ave A to Ave B, E 7 St to E 10 St See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Sunday, 06/11||2:00PM - 4:00PM||Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn, McCarren Park - Union Ave near Driggs Ave See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/17||11:00AM - 2:00PM||NYC Parks; Bush Clinton Playground, Red Hook, Brooklyn - 630 Clinton St. Corner of Bush and Clinton Sts See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/17||10:00AM - 12:00PM||East New York, Brooklyn; Gershwin Park - Linden Blvd + Vermont St Entrance See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 06/24||12:00PM - 2:00PM||Bike Bonanza; Bronx; St Mary's Park Playground West - St Ann's Ave near E 147 St See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 07/15||12:00PM - 2:00PM||Bike Bonanza; Brooklyn - Canarsie Pier See Map||Go to Registration Page|
|Saturday, 07/22||12:00PM - 2:00PM||Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx - Reservoir Oval East at Holt Pl See Map||Go to Registration Page|
Is This 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.