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After-School Bike Program
After-School Bike Program
After-School Bike Program
Program

Bicycling Field Trip

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.

Overview

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.

Important Details

Duration: 2 hours, 9:30AM – 11:30AM or 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Period: Weekdays, September 24 – November 16

Locations: Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx), St. Mary’s Park (Bronx), Crotona Park (Bronx), Inwood Hill Park (Manhattan), East River Park (Manhattan), Flushing Meadows – Corona Park (Queens), 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.

Syllabus

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

Is this program right for your students?

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 spring field trip for up to 25 students per session, and ideal for smaller PE or homeroom classes. It’s great for schools that are focusing on health, transportation, mobility, and environmental issues. Youth will learn a lifetime fitness skill and will gain a fun, affordable, and accessible transportation option. Looking for after school sessions? Please learn about our After School programs here. Scheduling questions or issues? Contact nsharma@bike.nyc.

Cancellation Policy

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.