No matter your level, we'll take you to the next!

No matter what your level of biking skills, we've got classes to take you to the next level!

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 01:00 PM · 14 rsvps
    ABC in Atlanta, GA

    True Beginners June 3 & 17

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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 – 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 in a classroom and the remaining 90 minutes will be outside at a park near the ABC office.

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

    Class 1: June 3, 1:00-3:00pm
    Class 2: June 17th, 1:00-3:00pm

    Day 1

    Getting started classroom, 30 minutes

    Introductions
    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

    Day 2

    Safety essentials classroom, 45 minutes, including brown bag lunches

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

    Advanced skills / Additional practice outside, 75 minutes

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

    Meet at Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Office
    889 Wylie St
    Atlanta, GA 30316


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