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Learn To Ride

Kids learning to ride bicycles

NYC Parks and Bike New York are proud to present Learn to Ride classes. In these free classes, we’ll teach children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.

Watch an It’s My Park segment about the program.
Watch an It’s My Park segment about the program.

Class Description

This class teaches a safe, easy, effective way to learn to ride. Using this “balance first” method, parents help get their children rolling while the child does most of the work. Participants learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don’t, they will leave with an easy, hands-free, crash-free, and low-stress way to learn to ride.

Learn to Ride class requirements and details.

Bicycling and Greenways

Want to practice your new skills? Learn more about the bike paths and greenways throughout New York City, and find out a few of our favorite places to ride a bike.

Learn To Ride Events

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1

Learn to Ride & Helmet Giveaway

at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
NYC Parks staff will be on hand teaching children the fundamentals of bicycling, preparing them for years of safe and confident riding.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Pelham Bay Park (South of Orchard Beach Parking Lot) (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Rosemary's Playground , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Red Hook Park (in Red Hook Recreation Area) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 7

Kids Learn to Ride a Bike with Bike NY

at 35th Street Playground (in Hudson Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Bike New York will cohost a Kids Learn to Ride event in Hudson Park on May 7! Are you struggling to teach your child to ride a bike the old-fashioned way? Then this class is for you!
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May 14

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 14

Learn to Ride: Adult Class

at Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

May 14

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Shoelace Park (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at South Beach Parking Lot

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Herbert Von King Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 21

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Baisley Park Extension (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 28

Learn to Ride: Kids

at John Jay Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 28

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bowne Playground , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 29

Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride

at Bike Path at 135th Street , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson will help new riders (5 years old and up) learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Jun 4

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Dyker Playground (in Dyker Beach Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Jun 11

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Seward Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Sternberg Park , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jun 11

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Lincoln Terrace Park (in Lincoln Terrace / Arthur S. Somers Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Jun 12

Learn to Ride-Adults

at Near the baseball field (in St. Mary's Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit.
Free!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jun 25

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Marion Hopkinson Park (in Marion Hopkinson Playground) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Jul 16

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Howard Bennett Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aug 13

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Poor Richard's Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Learn to Ride: Kids

at Tompkins Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Most kids learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they can join us for another free class!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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