How To Ride A Bike Class

Description: If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. This class is the foundation of all our cycling classes, and is designed to prepare first time riders to progress to the next class - Beginning Bike Skills (separate registration required). Our How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older; for children 11 and under we offer a separate How to Ride a Bike for Kids class. REI Novara bikes and bike helmets will be provided / For Children 12-17 years old, adults must be present at the class location.

Skills you'll learn:

How to balance. How to adjust the bike to your size. How to shift and brake. How to fall off your bike effectively. Prepare you for our Introduction to Mountain Biking and Introduction to Road Cycling instructional outings.

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.

How To Ride A Bike Class Information

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
6/8/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

How To Ride A Bike Class
Rooster Rock State Park | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 8
Required Legal Form: Cycling (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Spots left: 7

How To Ride A Bike Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Water Bottle
  • Lunch & Snacks


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Cycling Shorts/Pants
  • Cycling Gloves
  • Personal Bike - Recently tuned and appropriate for class. Also bring spare tubes.
  • Energy Snacks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Cycling Helmet
  • Mountain Bike