True Beginners

Come learn how to ride a bike and celebrate at the Closing Bash for the Atlanta Cycling Festival!

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. 

Please bring your own bike to participate in this class!

  • We host this class every Thursday at Washington Park from 4 PM - 6 PM. While we do have a fleet of bikes available for use at our weekly Thursday classes, we are unfortunately not able to provide bikes at the ACF edition of True Beginners.
  • We ask that you please ensure that your bike is in good riding condition -your local bike shop can help with this.

We have a limited number of bikes for true beginners to use. Please bring your own bike, helmet, water, and sunscreen. There will be a brief informational session and ample time spent on the bike.

Getting started classroom


• 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


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. 


Atlanta Cycling Festival            


May 20, 2023 at 5:00pm - 7pm
Atlanta Cycling Fest Closing Bash @ Halfway Crooks Biergarten
60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
United States
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