Did you miss out on our spring education season?
That’s OK! As temperatures recede in August, join us for a City Cycling class and hone your skills to tackle trails and roads with confidence this fall! See the class calendar to reserve your spot. Remember, you can always walk-up to any City Cycling class for free.
Maybe you learned to ride with us at one of our Adult Learn to Ride classes and you’ve been itching to take your new skills out on some of the region’s awesome trails. Or maybe you’ve been riding all summer long and want to feel a little more secure while commuting in traffic. Either way, our City Cycling classes will teach you sills you can use next time you hop on the saddle!
Don’t take my word for it. Listen to our students:
- “As I have been cycling for a number of years I was wondering if the class would be too basic for me, but it was not. I was very pleased (and surprised about how much I didn’t know!)”
- “All of the instructors are attentive and encouraging and helpful.”
- “Taking a bike ride around the city streets after [the class] made me feel more secure (and confident!) riding around cars.”
- “The instructors were top notch. They taught me what I needed to learn in a happy, down to earth way and did not make me feel stupid for not knowing basic things.”
What Is a City Cycling Class?
This 3-hour class is meant to be taken twice! After a brief introduction and some fundamental tips, we’ll split the class into two groups. Ideally, new students will take the “Trails” section the first time and join us again for the “Traffic” section. Experienced bicyclists can choose either section.
In the “Trails” group, we will cover basic bicycling information and on-bike skills. We’ll finish with a ride on a nearby trail and demonstrate proper passing, communication and trail etiquette. In the “Traffic” group, we will explore riding a bike on the roads with cars. We’ll cover on-road techniques and teach hazard avoidance maneuvers. We’ll finish with a ride on the roads and demonstrate techniques, highlight bike infrastructure, and put everything we’ve learned into practice. Both groups come back together for a demonstration of changing a flat tire.
Online study is required prior to arriving at class. Please complete the material on www.bikeed.org. This material is free, but is very thorough and can take up to 3 hours to complete. Don’t wait until the last minute!
Participants must bring their own bikes, helmets, and water. Clipless/SPD shoes/pedals are not recommended for this class. Participants will be required to sign liability waivers.