Bike Skills 102: Practice Session

A 2 hour practice session (not a Learn to Ride Class) for adults & mature teens who need to build confidence in their bike control skills – starting, steering, and stopping.


Bike Skills 102: Practice Session is a 2 hour, supervised practice session*, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained instructors, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start, and steer a bike. Bike Skills 102: Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills. Questions? Email us at


*This is NOT a Learn to Ride Class; it is intended for students who can already ride.


Class Duration:  2 hours

Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center

Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens

Age Restrictions: Students must be at least 14 years old.

Equipment: Bicycles and helmets will be 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).


Upcoming Classes


If you recently (or long ago) took our Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride class but are still wobbly when you ride, this is for you. This session is open to adults and mature teens over the age of 14. Participants between 14 and 18 years old must attend with a legal guardian.


If you are interested in private instruction, visit the League of American Bicyclists website to find a certified cycling instructor in your area.

NEXT STEP: Bike Skills 201: Bike Handling Skills

Already know how to balance and pedal but want to work on improving your bike handling skills? Consider attending Bike Skills 201: Bike Handling Skills.

NEXT STEP: Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride

Get even more practice with our Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride. This casual ride gives novice adult and mature teen cyclists the opportunity to become familiar with riding on traffic-free bike infrastructure.