Back to Basics

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If you’re new to bicycling or just getting back on your bike after years out of the saddle, we’ll help you gain the skills necessary to ride safely and confidently. This entry-level course prepares new and returning riders for our Urban Cycling Techniques course.

Students will learn basic bike handling skills and maneuvers, including:

  • stopping and starting
  • how to shift the gears smoothly and effectively
  • proper braking technique
  • where to ride in the road
  • signaling
  • road infrastructure and bike facilities

You'll learn about traffic law, rules of the road and practice on-bike handling exercises. Toward the end of the class, we will apply our new-found skills on a group ride using neighborhood streets and the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Bring a bike in good working order and a CPSC approved helmet. Bring snacks, water and lunch and be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Helmets will be available on the day of class for $15 each.

This course is designed for those who already know how to ride a bike but need additional practice. See our Learn 2 Ride listing if you have never been on a bike before.

Class size: min 5, max 8 (4:1 Student: Instructor ratio or better)

Open Riding Classes

Adult classes