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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, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Bike New York...Street Skills Ride

at Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets.
Free!

Aug 29

Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults

at Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug 30

Learn to Ride for Adults

at Putnam Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park South (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time.…
Free!

Aug 30

Bike New York: Learn to Ride - Adults

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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!

Aug 30

Bike New York: Bike Path Cruise Ride

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 p.m.12:00 p.m.
Bike New York's Bike Path Cruise Rides give novice adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills.
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Bike New York: Bicycling Basics Class

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection, and more.
Free!

Sep 12

Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
, 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!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride: Adults Class

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
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!

Sep 13

Bike New York's Bicycling Basics Class

at Linden Playground (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
learn how to adjust your helmet for a safe, comfortable fit, choose an appropriately-sized bike, adjust the seat, perform a simple mechanical inspection, and more.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Bike New York's Learn To Ride: Adults Class

at Linden Playground (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
With Bike New York's 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, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Bike New York: Street Skills Ride

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Bike New York: Bicycling Basics

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
A 3-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll learn how to…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 26

Bike New York: Bicycling Basics

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bicycling Basics is a 3-hour on-bike class for adults and mature teens who have recently learned how to ride a bike or who want to improve their core cycling skills. You’ll…
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Bike New York: Bicycling Basics

at Boxcar Playground (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Bike New York: Learn To Ride: Adults Class

at Linden Playground (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
With Bike New York's 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, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Bike New York Presents Learn to Ride-Adults Class

at Southwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
With Bike New York's 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!

Oct 17

Bike New York's Learn To Ride: Adults

at Linden Playground (in Linden Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
ith Bike New York's 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!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Bike New York: Learn To Ride: Adults Class

at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatics Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
ith Bike New York's 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!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Oct 26

Bike New York: Learn to Ride for Adults

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time.…
Free!

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