Bike Class Schedule

Everyone’s heard the saying, "It’s like riding a bike - you never forget how." The truth is that many of us learn how to physically ride a bike, but there's a lot more to bicycle safely that we never learn, and things that without practice we would forget (like the emergency quick turn - a vital crash avoidance technique). These compact yet comprehensive classes cover everything you need to know to learn to bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta - from bike handling skill drills to an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class.

For those learning to ride for the first time - you're not alone! Check out our True Beginners class to get rolling on two wheels.

Join us for safer, more confident cycling!


 

Upcoming Class Dates

True Beginner's Class

Duration: 4 hrs

A class for adult first-time bike riders. If you missed out on the experience of learning to ride a bicycle as a kid, this is the class for you. Learn in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment, using techniques developed specifically for first-timers. This class will have you soon riding with friends and family before you can say "whee!" Offered for adults and teens 14 and over.

  • Next Class: Saturday, August 23rd

Eventbrite - TRUE BEGINNER'S CLASS Tickets Available! Sign up now!

 

Commuting 101 Class

Duration: 3 hrs

Biking to work (or school, to run errands, etc) can be a practical way to increase your fitness level while saving money, conserving energy, protecting the environment, and becoming more involved in your community. This class walks you through the considerations and planning to become an occasional or avid bike commuter. This class also includes bike handling skills and hands-on demo of how to fix a flat tire.

  • Next Class:  Coming soon!

Confident City Cycling Class

Duration: 4 hrs

This compact yet comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to learn to “drive” your bicycle safely and confidently around metro Atlanta. Class includes knowledge on how to fix a flat, bike handling skills, and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class. This class has something for everyone! Whether you are new to urban cycling and want to gain confidence riding on urban streets, a trail rider who would like to bicycle around the neighborhood with your kids, a bike commuter looking for tips on crash avoidance, or a bike enthusiast interested in leading your own rides, you’ll be surprised by what you learn.

Prerequisite: printed proof of having completed the free online TS101 course available at http://bikeed.org.

Bring your bicycle to class.

  • Next Class: Saturday, August 9th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Eventbrite - Confident City Cycling Tickets availble! Sign up now!

 

You may also contact us to schedule a class for your group: email leslie@atlantabike.org

 

Class Descriptions

In addition to the regularly scheduled classes above, we can provide custom classes for your organization or small group (eight person minimum, 20 max). Please see class-specific pricing below. To schedule a class, please email leslie@atlantabike.org or call us at (404) 881-1112.

1. Confident City Cycling: This compact yet comprehensive class covers everything you need to know to learn to "drive" your bike safely and confidently around metro Atlanta. It includes bike handling skill drills and an instructor-led ride with feedback to reinforce what you learn in class. This class has something for everyone! Whether you are new to urban cycling and want to gain confidence riding in the street, a trail rider who would like to bike around the neighborhood with your kids, a bike commuter looking for tips on crash avoidance, or a bike enthusiastic interested in leading your own rides, you'll be surprised by what you learn.

Even the most seasoned bicyclists will have their eyes opened on the less intuitive aspects of Atlanta biking. Expect to learn something new, have your good habits reinforced and those pesky bad habits disappear, and emerge a safer, more confident cyclist from every angle. Ages 14 and up. Contact us to schedule a class for your group (up to 20 participants) - Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

2. Confident City Cycling - Advanced: Building on the basic class above, the advanced class teaches maintenance skills, more advanced safety maneuvers, and give you the opportunity to get lots of one-on-one feedback from the instructors about your riding technique. The class includes drills, a road test and a written test for certification. This class will leave you ready to handle a wide variety of situations with confidence and independence! Contact us to schedule a class for your group (up to 20 participants) - Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

3. Bike Basics: Get the basics down. Should you ride in the street or on the sidewalk? What does the law say? How can you stay safe while getting exercise and having fun on your bike? What's the best bike for you? This short clinic will cover the basics in a format flexible enough to answer the questions YOU want answered. Followed by optional but encouraged short (30 min) instructor-led ride on neighborhood streets. Contact us to schedule a class for your group (up to 20 participants) - Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

4. True Beginners: A class for adult first-time bike riders. If you missed out on the experience of learning to ride a bicycle as a kid, this is the class for you. Learn in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment, using techniques developed specifically for first-timers. This class will have you soon riding with friends and family before you can say "whee!" Offered for adults and teens 14 and over. Bicycles and helmets can be provided upon request. Contact us to schedule a class for your group (up to 20 participants) - Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

5. Bike Commuting 101: Biking to work (or school, to run errands, etc) can be a practical way to increase your fitness level while saving money, conserving energy, protecting the environment, and getting more involved in your community! This seminar walks you through the considerations and planning to become an occasional or avid bike commuter. Contact us to schedule a class for your group. Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

7. Teach your Kid to Ride: This 2 hour class teaches parents and kids alike about bike safety and imparts some valuable (and fun, of course) skills. Hour 1: Parents participate in a session on teaching your kid to ride and bike safety, while kids do some basic drills in a parking lot with 2 instructors. Hour 2: Parents observe kids as they go through bike safety skills training. Contact us to schedule a class for your group. Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

8. Youth Bike Safety Class: Covers rules of the road, group riding, signaling turns, crash avoidance, trail and street riding, and skills drills. Can be offered in one or two parts (2 hours each) to keep your older child or teen's attention while imparting all the important things they need to know to enjoy biking well into adulthood. Contact us to schedule a class for your group. Email us for pricing. We’re happy to work with your budget!

Bike Safety Rodeo: Parents, schools, and community organizations often come to us to request we organize a bike rodeo. While we can provide an instructor for day-of leadership for a bike rodeo ($350 includes the rodeo layout, training for volunteers and day-of leadership), most small groups can put on their own rodeo with a little preparation and the help of one or two experienced adult cyclists. Check out this detailed bike rodeo guide.

Private instruction

ABC can provide a private instructor upon request and pending availability. Fee is set by private instructor, but it is $50 an hour. Please email or call us at (404) 881-1112 to set up your class today. For more details, visit  private instruction.