Beginning Bike Skills Class

Adventure, Cycling

Description: New to cycling? Recently learned to ride a bike or returning to the saddle after a while off your bike? If you have recently learned to ride a bike and want to become more confident with your basic bike handling skills, this is the class for you! Our instructors will start by teaching you proper bike fit, what to bring with you on rides, basic bicycle safety concepts, and fundamental bike handling skills. Then you'll head out on a dedicated bicycle path/trail for a short ride to practice your skills and gain confidence. This class is designed to be a stepping stone between our How to Ride a Bike Class, and our Introduction to Road/Mountain Biking classes. Prerequisite: participants should know how to stop and start, and balance a bike while pedaling. Those ready to learn about riding on surface roads with light traffic or trail riding should check out our next level classes: Introduction to Road Cycling/Mountain Biking. We provide bikes and helmets for adults. Children must bring their own bikes and helmets.

Skills you'll learn:

  • To learn how to take a ride on bike paths on your own
  • To learn basic bicycle handling skills, with a focus on hazard avoidance and riding technique
  • To learn basic preparedness and bicycle safety

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

Beginning Bike Skills Class Information

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
7/26/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

Beginning Bike Skills Class
W&OD (Sunset Hills parking lot) | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 8
Required Legal Form: Cycling (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 6

Beginning Bike Skills Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Energy Snacks
  • Water Bottle


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Cycling Shorts/Pants
  • Cycling Gloves

Gear provided by REI:

  • Mountain Bike
  • Cycling Helmet