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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

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Matthew P. Sapolin Playground , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This series will not only teach children the proper technique of riding a bike but also the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Bowne Playground , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Crispus Attucks Playground , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 2

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Matthew P. Sapolin Playground , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This series will not only teach childern the proper technique of riding a bike but also the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Almeda Playground , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 9

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Crispus Attucks Playground , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

May 9

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Ryan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Astoria Heights Playground (JHS 10) (in Astoria Heights Playground) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 16

Learn To Ride for Kids

at J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This series will not only teach childern the proper technique of riding a bike but also the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering a bike.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23

Learn to Ride for Kids

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

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24

Summer on the Hudson: Learn To Ride for Kids

at Bike path at 135th Street , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn to balance, ride, and enjoy life on two wheels.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

Learn to Ride for Kids

at Frank D. O'Connor Playground , Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 30

Learn to Ride a Bike

at Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to ride a bike with our trained staff! Participants must bring their own bike and helmet.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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