Select Your FREE Bike Class

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

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  • Wednesday, December 01, 2021 at 04:00 PM · 6 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 - Wednesday, November 17, 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, 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.

     

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