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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 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
May 30

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Tompkins Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 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, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Bloomingdale Playground , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 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, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

Learn To Ride for Kids

at Seward Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 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, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

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!

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!

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