Bike Skills 201: Bike Handling Skills
A 3-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection to ensure the bike is road-ready, start & stop with confidence, shift gears, scan & signal, and navigate around common road hazards. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Duration: 3 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Instructors: 1 trained instructor
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided to those who register online for the class.*
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.
*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).
IS THIS THE RIGHT CLASS FOR YOU?
Did you just graduate from our Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride class? Are you coming back to cycling after a long absence and feeling a little shaky? Ever wonder what those funny levers on your handlebars do? Don’t feel like you’re ready to mix with traffic yet? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Bicycling Basics is the class for you, as long as you are able to mount, balance, pedal, start, and stop a bicycle.
If you are interested in private instruction, visit the League of American Bicyclists website to find a certified cycling instructor in your area.
weather CANCELLATION POLICY
Indoor classes are held rain or shine. Outdoor classes 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: LEARN THE Rules of the Road
Once you’ve mastered starting, riding in a straight line, signaling, and stopping, it’s time for our free Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road class, a classroom-style lesson that will empower you with the know-how necessary to confidently navigate city streets.