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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 should already know how to ride before attending Bike Camp (those who don’t should sign up for a Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults class); students must be able to attend all sessions of Bike Camp

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

 

Week 1: Bike Handling Skills (3 hrs)
Week 2: Practice Session (2 hrs)
Week 3: Bike Path Ride (2 hrs) + Rules of the Road (1-1/2 hour weekday evening classroom class)
Week 4: On-Street Riding (3 hrs)

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