True Beginners: March - 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 in a classroom and the remaining 90 minutes will be outside at a park near the ABC office. 

Session 1 - Saturday, March 3, 12pm-2pm

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

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

Session 2 - Saturday, March 17, 12pm-2pm

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

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

WHEN
March 03, 2018 at 12pm - 2pm
WHERE
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
889 Wylie St SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
United States
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CONTACT
Stephen Spring · · 404-983-2701
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