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Program

Bike Camp

Overview

This free program for students 18 years old and up teaches the mechanics of riding a bike, the rules of the road, best practices for riding in a group and on city streets, and–of course–the joy and freedom of biking. Over four weeks, students will go through our entire curriculum, from working on their bike handling in a safe car-free space to riding on neighboring streets as a group, guided by our trained instructors. This is the perfect program for someone who is ready to make the leap and enjoy their city on two wheels.

Details

Locations:  All on-bike classes will take place on a Saturday or Sunday at one of our Education Centers; the classroom class will take place on a weekday evening at a location in the vicinity of the Education Center
Instructors:  2
Equipment:  Bikes and helmets provided
Age Restrictions:  18 years and older
Qualifications:  Students do not need to know how to ride a bike to participate in Bike Camp, but must be able to attend all sessions.

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

 

Week 1:  Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride
Week 2:  Bike Skills 201: Basic Handling Skills
Week 3:  Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride
Week 3.5 (weeknight)Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road
Week 4:  Street Skills 302: On-Street Ride

2021 BIKE CAMP SCHEDULE

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR BIKE CAMP ONLY IF YOU CAN ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS

 

Saturdays @9:00AM—July 10, 17, 24, 31:   EAST RIVER PARK  REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS

 

Saturdays @9:00AM—July 10, 17, 24, 31:   VAN CORTLANDT PARK  REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS

 

Sundays @9:00AM—July 11, 18, 25, August 1:   EAST HARLEM  REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS

 

Sundays @9:00AM—July 11, 18, 25, August 1:   INWOOD HILL PARK  REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS

SYLLABUS

Basic bike-handling skills

Practice, practice, practice

Rules of the road

Practice rides in NYC parks and on greenways

How to ride safely in a group on city streets