How to wear a helmet
New York City Department of Education and Bike New York are partnering to provide free bike education field trips to New York City Middle and High Schoolers.
This free program offers New York City Middle and High Schoolers the chance to learn how to ride a bike the first time, or for those who already know, some basic bike handling and safety skills. Cycling offers people a lifetime fitness activity and affordable, fun, green mobility.
Duration: 2 hours, 9:30AM – 11:30AM or 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Period: April-June and September-November
Locations: Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx), St. Mary’s Park (Bronx), Crotona Park (Bronx), Inwood Hill Park (Manhattan), East River Park (Manhattan), Victory Field – Forest Park (Queens), and McCarren Park (Brooklyn).
Click here for a map of our Community Bike Education Centers.
Instructors: 2-3 trained instructors
Equipment: Bikes and Helmets provided
Age Restrictions: Students in grades 6 – 12
Class Size: Limited to 25 students per session
Park Amenities: There are park benches and restrooms nearby each location.
How to wear a helmet
How to choose the right size bike
How to perform a safety check on your bike
For new cyclists: how to ride a bike
For cyclists: Basic Bike Handling Skills
This program is for New York City Department of Education middle and high schools, especially schools that are within walking distance or busing distance from one of our participating Bicycle Education Centers. It’s a great field trip for up to 25 students per session, and ideal for smaller PE or homeroom classes. Youth will learn a lifetime fitness skill and gain a fun, affordable, and accessible transportation option.
Looking for after-school sessions? Please learn about our After School Program here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to schedule a session.
We ask for at least 24 hours notice if your school must cancel for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel the session and notify school leaders at least 2 hours before the beginning of class.