Welcome to our calendar of FREE bike classes.
Whether you’re a True Beginner, seeking greater confidence riding on city streets, hoping to increase your transportation options by getting around on Atlanta’s bike share bikes, or want help navigating a commute on your own two wheels, we’ve got a class for you. Each class is led or facilitated by a League Cycling Instructor (LCI), certified by the League of American Bicyclists.
You can RSVP for any class below, or click the buttons above to view more details and RSVP for a particular class. Attendance at any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to our liability waiver.
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, November 17, 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)
• Power start
Session 2 - Wednesday, December 1, 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.