How to Ride a Bike for Kids

8:00am10:00am PDT
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Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Fitness level 1 Relaxed
  • Minimum age 5
  • Group size 8 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 5-12 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

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More directions and information

An accompanying adult needs to be present throughout the entire class. When you arrive at the parking lot, look for the large section of lot to the right of and downhill from the buildings. REI Guides will be there with the REI vehicle and bikes. If you are bringing a bike please make sure the bike is in good working order, as our guides can only make minor adjustments. Please remove training wheels if possible. Email questions to us at Day of class phone: (877) 819-3813.