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Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults


Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!


Class Duration: 2 hours

Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center

Class Size: 10 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).

Upcoming Classes

Thursday, November 18:  Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults (St. Mary's Park, Bronx)   SIGN UP HERE

To give everyone a chance to take this class, please sign up for only one session at a time. If you don’t see a “Sign Up” button, the session has filled. More classes will be available soon, so keep an eye out!

Is this the right class for you?

If you never learned how to ride a bike as a child or if you did learn but haven’t ridden since, our Learn to Ride class is for you. This class 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.) 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.


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 Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride—Adults classes are held rain or shine. Outdoor classes will be canceled in the event of rain; we will notify students by email in case of a rain cancellation. 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.


Put your 101 lessons to the test and gain confidence with starting, steering, and stopping at Bike Skills 102: Practice Session, a supervised 2-hour practice session.


Once you’ve successfully learned how to balance and pedal a bike, sign up for a free Bike Skills 201: Bike Handling Skills class and hone your handling skills.