Back to Basics

Course Title: Back to Basics of Bicycling

Course Description:

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. Students will learn basic bike handling skills and maneuvers. 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.

This entry-level course prepares new and returning riders for our Urban Cycling Techniques course. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Improved understanding of traffic law and rules of the road
  • Gain confidence through improved bike handling skills
  • Understand safe bicycling practices and how to apply them

Topics Covered:

  • 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

Class Size: min 5, max 8

Price: member $70, non-member $75

Duration: 6 hours

Pre-requisites: The ability to ride a bike. 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 ridden a bike before.

How to Prepare: 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.

Location: Cascade Bicycle Club, 7787 62nd Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115. We are located right off of the Burke Gilman Trail at Magnuson Park.

Bike Parking: Bike racks available outside the building as well as limited indoor space.

Other classes you may be interested in: Chains and Derailleurs; Brakes, Wheels, and Tires; riding classes

Refund Policy: Refunds are only processed if the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.


Open Riding Classes

Adult classes

Cascade Bicycle Club
7787 62nd Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115