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: May 14th, 1:00-3:00pm
Class 2: May 21st, 1:00-3:00pm
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