Are you ready to be part of Atlanta’s bicycling craze? The city’s got more and more folks out there riding bikes for fitness, commuting to work and school, as a means to get errands done, or taking in the BeltLine and other park spaces on two wheels. Come learn how to ride a bike!
This class is for true beginners – kids* or adults who have never been on a bicycle or those who may have tried riding a bike a few times, but are not comfortable balancing, starting and stopping, shifting gears, and scanning the environment while pedaling. After two 2-hour classes, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta.
We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners to use. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. There will be an informational session and time outside on a bike.
Getting started classroom
• Helmet fit – two finger rule
• Know your bike
• Bike safety – ABC Quick Check
Basic skills outside
• Power start
Safety essentials classroom
• Road rules (bike as a vehicle)
• Safe riding practices
• What to carry
Advanced skills / Additional practice outside
• Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
• Scanning over shoulder
• Turns and signaling
• Gear Shifting
Meet at the Washington Park Recreation Center
These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
*Please note that anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire class. The parent/guardian does not have to participate in the class, but minors cannot be "dropped off" to this class.
102 NW Ollie St
Atlanta, GA 30314
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