True Beginners

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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

Introductions

• Helmet fit – two finger rule
• Know your bike
• Bike safety – ABC Quick Check

Basic skills outside

• Brakes
• Balance
• Coast
• Pedal
• Stop
• 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. 

 

WHEN
September 29, 2022 at 4:00pm - 6pm
WHERE
Washington Park Recreation Center - 102 Ollie St NW
102 NW Ollie St
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States
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CONTACT
Karli Blalock · · 404-881-1112 x 9
9 RSVPS
Stacey Jones Muna Iwotor Chahat Malhotra Nathan Hilfiker

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