True Beginners

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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 you complete the classes in this course, you will get all those skills and leave empowered to join the thousands of other cyclists enjoying and negotiating Atlanta. 

The classes run from 4:00-5:30 p.m.  The venue has sufficient parking and is located a short walk from Ashby MARTA station.

You must be able to attend both classes - Part 1 and Part 2. We have bikes for you to use, though we recommend bringing your bike since it is best to learn to ride on the bike you will be using most.

You will receive both a reminder for Part 1 and an e-mail invite for Part 2 after RSVP'ing for the first class. 

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.

     

  • 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.

     


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