After-School Bike Program
After-School Bike Program
After-School Bike Program
Program

Youth Ride Club

Overview

This free program for young people ages 10 to 19 teaches the mechanics of riding a bike, the rules of the road, best practices for riding in a group and on the city streets, and–of course–the joy and freedom of biking. Beginner and experienced riders are welcome. Individuals do not need to be a part of an existing after-school program to participate in Youth Ride Club. 

Important Details

Duration: 2 hours

Instructors: 2

Equipment: Bikes and helmets provided

Age Restrictions: 10-19 year olds

Individuals do not need to be a part of an existing after-school program to participate in Youth Ride Club.

 

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

May 8 – June 15 (no session May 29)
  • Jackie Robinson Park, Mondays, 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Crotona Park, Mondays, 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Linden Park, Mondays, 4 PM – 6 PM

SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS

July 15 – August 19

  • Van Cortlandt Park, Saturdays 10 AM – 12 PM (young women/trans/femme cyclists)
  • Van Cortlandt Park, Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM (young men/trans/masc cyclists)
  • East River Park, Saturdays 10 AM – 12 PM (all genders of cyclists welcome)

All Summer Ride Club participants will be eligible for a free fully supported bike tour with an overnight stay at an update camp ground. The trip will be Wednesday, August 23 – Thursday, August 24. Additional information for Spring and Summer Ride Clubs will be distributed to those who register, starting March 27, 2017.

Looking for a waiver? Click below to download.

Linden Park     Crotona Park    Jackie Robinson Park

Syllabus

How to ride a bike

Basic bike-handling skills

Rules of the road

How to ride safely in a group and on city streets

Practice rides in NYC parks and on greenways