How to ride a bike
This free program for summer camps offers campers a chance to learn the mechanics of riding a bike, the rules of the road, best practices for riding in a group and on the streets, and–of course–the joy and freedom of biking.
Looking to enroll multiple student groups in our program? We’re happy to help! Just be sure to request a session for each individual group of students. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Duration: 2 hours
Period: 6 weeks, one session per week, beginning July 6
Locations: St. Mary’s Park (The Bronx), Van Cortlandt Park (The Bronx), Crotona Park (The Bronx), Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (Queens), Forest Park (Queens), East River Park (Manhattan), Inwood Hill Park (Manhattan), El Barrio/East Harlem East River Playground (Manhattan), Linden Park (Brooklyn), McCarren Park (Brooklyn), Fort Wadsworth (Staten Island), and Roosevelt Island.
Instructors: 2 trained instructors
Equipment: Bikes, helmets, and safety vests provided
Age Restrictions: Kids must be 10 years or older
Class Size: 10 – 15 kids (plus 1 – 2 counselors, whose attendance is required)
This program is only available to established summer camp programs. Individuals unaffiliated with a summer camp program may not request or join a session.
How to ride a bike
Basic bike-handling skills
Rules of the road
How to ride safely in a group and on city streets
Practice rides in NYC parks and on greenways
Whether or not your campers know how to ride, our Summer Camp Program is a guaranteed hit. Once we get everyone on the saddle and rolling along smoothly, we’ll empower them with the confidence and know-how to safely navigate New York City’s parks, greenways, and bustling streets. They’ll gain a skill they’ll never forget, and a gift that keeps on giving.
We ask for at least 24 hours notice if your group must cancel for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, we will cancel the session and notify group leaders at least 2 hours before the beginning of class.