How to Ride a Bike for Kids

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$69 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 5
  • Group size 4 people

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Through step by step, engaging activities we'll get them rolling in no time. Our kid-friendly instructors will provide a combination of personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, teach important skills such as starting and stopping, and help them understand how to maneuver their bike around obstacles. This may be the only lesson they will need! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. A properly fitted bike is essential for your child's comfort and safety. Students should arrive with their own bike with the training wheels removed. They should be able to sit on the seat with their feet flat on the ground. This class is for children 5-11 years old, and accompanying adults will be expected to support their budding cyclist throughout.

  • Children will learn balance, braking, steering, stopping, and starting in a fun, interactive class
  • Children will receive a blend of personalized and group instruction to help them overcome fears and learn important skills
  • Please bring a properly fitted bicycle with the training wheels removed

What to bring with you


We ask that all participants arrive 30 minutes prior to the class start time for sign-in, bike fit, and gear adjustments. Please remove pedals and training wheels from bicycles prior to arriving for class; it is ideal for participants to practice balancing and gliding their bikes without pedals in the weeks leading up to the course. If you need assistance removing these parts, our instructors will have tools on-site and are happy to help on the day of the course.

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More directions and information

We will be located on the East side of the building. Meet your instructors at the REI tents. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us @ 877-819-3809, or