Select Your FREE Bike Class

Welcome to our calendar of FREE bike classes. For the month of July, we will not be holding any classes as we transition from 100% virtual to a combination of in-person and virtual classes.  If you check back on July 9th, we will have City Cycling, True Beginners, and Kids Bike classes scheduled for August and September.  

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 our Education and Outreach Programs Manager, Stephen Spring, or another 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 type. Attendance at any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to our liability waiver

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  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 10 rsvps
    West End MARTA Station in Atlanta, GA

    City Cycling - West End MARTA Station

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    Give your city cycling confidence a boost with this instructional group ride.

    What to expect

    We will gather for a few quick drills then hit the city streets for a 45-minute ride of three to four gentle miles. Once rolling, we’ll

    • Take it slow, stay together, and practice our skills in a safe and supportive manner
    • Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows, and
    • Learn to ride safely on streets without bike lanes by exercising our legal right to “take the lane”
    • Experience how one can commute combining MARTA and bicycling.  Thanks to an in-kind donation from MARTA, all participants will receive a Breeze card loaded with two trips.
    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet.   Lime e-bikes will be on hand for a free one-time use and Relay Bike Share is nearby for rent if you do not have a bicycle available to you. We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water and sunscreen
    • Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
    • A friend or three!

    Please arrive promptly so all participants can benefit from the full time allotted for this instructional experience. 

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

    Attendance at this or any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to the following liability waiver: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM · 9 rsvps

    City Cycling - Peachtree Center MARTA Station

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    Give your city cycling confidence a boost with this instructional group ride.

    What to expect

    We will gather for a few quick drills then hit the city streets for a 45-minute ride of three to four gentle miles. Once rolling, we’ll

    • Take it slow, stay together, and practice our skills in a safe and supportive manner
    • Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows, and
    • Learn to ride safely on streets without bike lanes by exercising our legal right to “take the lane”
    • Experience how one can commute combining MARTA and bicycling.  Thanks to an in-kind donation from MARTA, all participants will receive a Breeze card loaded with two trips.
    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet.   Lime e-bikes will be on hand for a free one-time use and Relay Bike Share is nearby for rent if you do not have a bicycle available to you. We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water and sunscreen
    • Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
    • A friend or three!

    Please arrive promptly so all participants can benefit from the full time allotted for this instructional experience. 

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

    Attendance at this or any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to the following liability waiver: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 04:00 PM · 21 rsvps

    True Beginners: Session 1 of 2

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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 informational and the remaining 60 minutes will be outside on a bike.

    Session 1 - Wednesday, October 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    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 - Wednesday, October 20, 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.

     

  • Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps
    Buckhead MARTA Station in Atlanta, GA

    City Cycling - Buckhead MARTA Station

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    Give your city cycling confidence a boost with this instructional group ride. It is open to all adults and youth aged 13 and above accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

    What to expect

    We will gather for a few quick drills then combine riding PATH400 with the city streets for a 45-minute ride of three to four gentle miles. Once rolling, we’ll

    • Take it slow, stay together, and practice our skills in a safe and supportive manner
    • Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows.
    • Experience how one can commute combining MARTA and bicycling.  Thanks to an in-kind donation from MARTA, all participants will receive a Breeze card loaded with two trips.
    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet.    E-bikeshare will be on hand for a free one-time use and a Relay Bike Share is nearby for rent if you do not have a bicycle available to you. We strongly recommend you also bring:

    • Water and sunscreen
    • Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
    • A friend or three!

    Please arrive promptly so all participants can benefit from the full time allotted for this instructional experience. 

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Livable Buckhead

    Livable Buckhead is dedicated to creating a positive impact in Buckhead. Our programming includes greenspace building, development and infrastructure, sustainable transportation, placemaking, and more.

    Attendance at this or any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to the following liability waiver: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 04:00 PM · 8 rsvps

    True Beginners: Session 2 of 2

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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 informational and the remaining 60 minutes will be outside on a bike.

    Session 1 - October 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    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 - Wednesday, October 20, 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.

     

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 04:00 PM
    West Lake MARTA Station in Atlanta, GA

    City Cycling - West Lake MARTA - GA Bike/Walk Summit Edition

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    Give your city cycling confidence a boost with this instructional group ride.  This in-person class is designed in conjunction with the Georgia Bike/Walk Summit.

    What to expect

    We will gather for a few quick drills then hit the city streets for a 45-minute ride of three to four gentle miles. Once rolling, we’ll

    • Take it slow, stay together, and practice our skills in a safe and supportive manner
    • Experience Atlanta’s existing bicycle facilities, like two-directional protected and/or single-directional bike lanes and sharrows, and
    • Learn to ride safely on streets without bike lanes by exercising our legal right to “take the lane”
    • Experience how one can commute combining MARTA and bicycling.  Thanks to an in-kind donation from MARTA, all participants will receive a Breeze card loaded with two trips.
    How to prepare

    Please bring a bicycle in good repair that fits you and a helmet.   E-bikeshare will be on hand for a free one-time use and Relay Bike Share is nearby for rent if you do not have a bicycle available to you. We strongly recommend you also bring

    • Water and sunscreen
    • Sneakers or other appropriate closed-toed shoes
    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing for being outside and active
    • A friend or three!

    Please arrive promptly so all participants can benefit from the full time allotted for this instructional experience. 

    These free classes are provided with the support of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

    Attendance at this or any class conducted by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition indicates your agreement to the following liability waiver: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Liability Waiver.

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