Learn To Ride a Bike

These instructions (link) are for people of all ages who have not learned to ride a two-wheeled bike.  It explains how, if you already have a bike which fits you.  If you don’t, we have all sizes of “balance bikes” (without pedals, cranks or chains) that you can use in our parking lot, or borrow to practice with at home (with a $35 deposit).

We’ll lend you a helmet if you don’t bring one, and show you how to get started with a balance bike, and then how to start pedaling (and braking!) with your own bike or one of ours with pedals. We ask for a $30 donation for this private instruction, and that you please make an appointment here [link] to do this any time we are open. Plan to spend about an hour and a half: we will show you the steps in three, 10 minute coaching sessions, that you can then spend twenty minutes (or as long as you wish) practicing.

We also have Kids Learn To Ride group classes on the 3rd Tuesday of April – October at 2-4pm, and Adult learn to ride course on the 2nd Tuesday of April – October at 2-4pm.

These group classes provide much more support, training, and camaraderie — you will likely learn from watching others. These courses are $40 and last about two hours, but you can stay to practice on your own until we close at 5pm (and/pr borrow a balance bike to practice at home if needed, as described above) .

If the cost is a hardship, please ask about ways to volunteer that will be educational and fun, or about our Pay what You Can program.