Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding

Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding


Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding classes are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors. Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.


Class Duration: 3 hours

Class Location: Traffic-free environment (for skill drills) and open streets (for ride)

Class size: Up to 15 adults and mature teens

Instructors: 2 certified League Cycling Instructors (LCI)

Equipment: Bicycles and helmets are provided.*

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

Prerequisite: Students must attend an evening Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road before participating in a Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding class.


*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

Our 2022 on-bike programming has ended. The 2023 season will begin in April. Please sign up on our interest list to be notified when our season begins and for class updates:   SIGN UP HERE

Is This the Right Class for You?

The Street Skills Ride is the on-bike portion of our Street Skills course, where you’ll put what you learned in the Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road into practice on city streets and greenways. All students must first attend a Street Skills 301: Rules of the Road.


Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding classes are open to adults and mature teens who are at least 14 years old. Participants between 14 and 18 years old must attend with a legal guardian.


If you are you comfortable balancing and pedaling but aren’t quite ready for open streets, or if you still need help starting, stopping, and riding with control, consider a free Bike Skills 201: Bike Handling Skills class, which covers these essential cycling skills.

weather Cancellation Policy

Street Skills 302: On-Street Riding classes will be canceled in the event of rain; please check our weather hotline (929-269-3110) 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: Bike Commuting

Now that you’ve learned how to ride on city streets, it’s time to get to work!—literally. Take our free Bike Commuting class to learn how to use your bike not just for recreation, but for practical transportation as well.

NEXT STEP: Volunteer

Consider paying it forward! Much of Bike New York’s free educational programming is provided by trained, dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can help others become more competent cyclists.