True Beginners: Session 1 of 2


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 – 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 and we may be able to provide two graduates with a bicycle of their own. Please bring a helmet, water, and sunscreen. The first 30 minutes is informational and the remaining 60 minutes will be outside on a bike.

Session 1 - Wednesday, October 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Getting started classroom, 30 minutes


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

Basic skills outside, 90 minutes (break halfway through)

• Brakes
• Balance
• Coast
• Pedal
• Stop
• Power start

Session 2 - Wednesday, October 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Safety essentials classroom, 30 minutes

• Road rules (bike as a vehicle)
• Safe riding practices
• What to carry

Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 60 minutes

• Continue to work on Basic Skills, or
• Scanning over shoulder
• Turns and signaling
• Gear Shifting

Meet at the Washington Park Recreation Center at the Natatorium.


These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.


October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Park Recreation Center @ the Natatorium
102 NW Ollie St
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States
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Margaret Mullins · · 404-881-1112 x 8

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