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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.

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