True Beginners: April - 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 90 minutes will be outside on a bike.

Session 1 - Saturday, April 11, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Please only participate if you're able to attend both class dates.  RSVP for both sessions.

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 - Saturday, April 25, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Safety essentials classroom, 30 minutes

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

Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 90 minutes

• 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.


April 11, 2020 at 12:00pm - 2pm
Washington Park Recreation Center
102 NW Ollie St
Atlanta, GA 30314
United States
Google map and directions
Stephen Spring · · 404-881-1112 x 9

Will you come?