Street Skills Ride


Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors. This is a required class in our Earn A Bike program.


Class Duration: 3 hours

Class Location: Traffic-free environment (for skill drills) and open streets (for ride)

Class size: Up to 15 adults and mature teens

Instructors: 2 League-certified Cycling Instructors

Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided*

Registration policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-up students are not allowed.

Prerequisite: Students must attend an evening Street Skills Class before participating in a Street Skills Ride.


*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e. wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Upcoming Classes

There are no Street Skills Ride sessions available at this time. Check our other available classes by clicking the link below.

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Is This the Right Class for You?

The Street Skills Ride is the on-bike portion of our Street Skills course, where you’ll put what you learned in the Street Skills Class into practice on city streets and greenways. All students must first attend a Street Skills Class.


Street Skills Rides are open to adults and mature teens who are at least 14 years old. Participants between 14 and 18 years old must attend with a legal guardian.


If you are you comfortable balancing and pedaling but aren’t quite ready for open streets, or if you still need help starting, stopping, and riding with control, consider a free Bicycling Basics class, which covers these essential cycling skills.

Cancellation and Rain Policy

Upon registration, students will be required to enter a credit card number. If a student registers and attends a class, or cancels more than one week in advance of their class, their credit card will NOT be charged. However, any of the following will result in a $50 fee:

If a student cancels her registration during the business week (Monday through Friday) immediately leading up to her class date.

If a student switches class dates or times during the business week immediately leading up to her class date.

If a student does not show up to her class.

Street Skills Rides will be 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.

Next Step: Bike Commuting 101

Now that you’ve learned how to ride on city streets, it’s time to get to work!—literally. Take our free Bike Commuting 101 class to learn how to use your bike not just for recreation, but for practical transportation as well.

NEXT STEP: Volunteer

Consider paying it forward! Much of Bike New York’s free educational programming is provided by trained, dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can help others become more competent cyclists.