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.
Please only RSVP if you're able to attend both class dates.
Class 1: Oct 7, 12-2
Class 2: Oct 14, 12-2
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)
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
Meet at Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Office
889 Wylie St
Atlanta, GA 30316
889 Wylie St SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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