True Beginners: July - 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, July 7, 10 am - 12pm

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

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)

• Brakes
• Balance
• Coast
• Pedal
• Stop
• Power start

Session 2 - Saturday, July 21, 10 am - 12pm

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 the Rev. James Orange Park Recreation Center

1305 Oakland Dr SW

Atlanta, GA 30310

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


July 07, 2018 at 10:00am - 12pm
James Orange Recreation Center
1305 Oakland Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
United States
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Stephen Spring · · 404-881-1112 x 9
Demere Bodie Whitney Williams-Smith Sharon Chandler Wanda Banks Naifa White Ebony Kuti Ikish Goodson Carl Duperval James Karon

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