Basic Cycling Techniques
Expand your bike handling skills while learning with others who are near your skill level. This class is for electric or traditional bike riders who already know how to ride but who need additional practice. Most students either have recently learned how to ride for the first time or already know how to ride but have not ridden a bike in a number of years. The class allows you to practice bike-handling techniques and culminates in a ride in the park to solidify what we’ve learned by riding on low-traffic streets nearby.
Learn how to:
- Check your bike for safety before each trip
- Properly fit a helmet
- Check your bike fit
- Start riding efficiently
- Stop elegantly
- Ride in a straight line
- Turn gracefully
- Identify traffic and hazards
- Signal your intentions to other road users
- Shift gears
- Ride safely in a small group
- Apply basic principles of traffic safety
Small class sizes and low instructor to student ratio allow the content to be tailored to your level.
This class is for adults. Students under 18 may be able to register for the class, but must have a parent or guardian attending the same class as a registered participant. Please contact us to discuss before registering your child.
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 to Ride listing if you have never ridden a bike before.
How to Prepare: Bring a traditional or electric bike in good working order and a CPSC approved helmet. Bring snacks, water and lunch and be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing.
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.