Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride — Kids


Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride — Kids is a free group class for children age 5 and up who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method taught by experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time. Questions? Email us at classes@bike.nyc.


Classes will be posted  5-10 days in advance. See registration page for all current offerings.



Class duration: 2 hours

Class location: Traffic-free environment

Class size: 15
Instructors: 1-2 trained instructors

Equipment: Bicycle* and helmet

Availability of loaner bikes: N/A. Kids must bring their own bike and helmet.

Registration policy: Advance registration required; walk-up students are not accepted. When creating an account to register, please enter child’s name and birthdate in the ‘Personal Info’ section; or create your own account and choose “register family” and input your child’s information during registration.


*Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.

Upcoming Classes

Click here to view and register for open classes:   SIGN UP HERE

To give everyone a chance to take this class, please sign up for only one session at a time. Classes are listed 5-10 days before meeting. If you don’t see any sessions listed, more classes will be available soon, so keep an eye out!


Ready to sign up? When creating an account for registration, make sure you enter the participating child’s name and birthdate in the ‘Personal Info’ section. (Save your details for one of our adult classes!)


Weather Policy

Classes are canceled in the event of rain or low temperatures; please check our weather hotline (929 269 3110) if in doubt. Students registered for a class that is canceled because of weather will be invited to register for a later class date within the established season schedule.

Is This the Right Class for Your Child?

Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Are you about ready to throw in the towel? Are you and your child interested in a positive community experience where dozens of kids learn to ride a bike together? If so, Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride — Kids is the class for you. This class is open to children ages 5 and up. Each participant must attend with a legal guardian. Participants over 14 years old should consider attending a Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride — Adults class.



This class was simply fantastic! Thank you and your instructors very much for getting my kids to ride bikes without training wheels within 10 minutes of the beginning of the class! Both kids had previously used balance bikes and then pedal bikes with training wheels but your method supported their experience and they came out of the class as true bike riders.




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