Have you always dreamed of riding a bike but can’t keep your balance? Does teaching your child to ride often end in tears? Take heart, there is a new way to learn how to ride a bike!

Bicycle Colorado’s Bike School teaches children and adults to ride using the gliding technique. With this simple and effective technique, most students are pedaling within two hours. Here is what some of our students have to say:

Awesome, helpful instructors who really took the time to watch everyone and give personal attention. The environment was so supportive and friendly!

The class really helped me re-gain my balance. I’d learned to ride as a child, but after 25 years of not owning or riding a bike, I was very unstable and uncomfortable when I first tried again. The class gave me the skills and confidence to get back out there without making me feel silly.

The staff members are very patient and flexible. They put the needs of the children as the main priority.

Bike School Successes

In our 2016 pilot season, we taught:

+ 37 kids, 29 women and 6 men

+ The largest demographic was women ages 30-50

+ 15 out of 16 students who completed our survey said they were able to ride for an extended period of time by the end of their lesson

+ 9 (of those 16) students reported they are now riding at least once a week

It doesn’t matter if you are 7 or 70, Bicycle Colorado’s Bike School is the place to learn to ride a bike!

Class Details

We offer group learn-to-ride classes for youth (ages 5-15) and adults (ages 16+)

+ Duration: Two-hour lessons

+ Size: Small, maximum of 8 students

+ Schedule: Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM or Saturdays @ 9:00 AM

+ Location: Wednesdays @ Arvada’s Bike Training Course; Saturdays @ Alchemy Bicycle Co.

+ Equipment: Bring your own bike and helmets, or you can borrow one of ours

+ Cost: Youth classes are $60; adult classes are $75

+ Scholarships: We are able to provide discounted tuition based on need. For scholarship inquiries, email Mo McCanna or call 303-417-1544 x104

+ Bonus! Bicycle Colorado Membership: By registering for a Bike School class, your household will receive a free one-year membership to Bicycle Colorado.

2017 Class Schedule - Youth

Please check back late winter for our 2018 youth lessons offered April-September.

2017 Class Schedule - Adults

Register here for our last lesson of the season!

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 4:00-6:00pm at Arvada’s Bike Training Facility


Private Group Lessons

Do you have a group of friends wanting to learn to ride together? Gather a group of five or more students and we can schedule a special class for you from April through September. Private group lessons are not limited to the Front Range–we are mobile and would be happy to discuss accommodating your group! (Cost is dependent on number of students and location.)

If you are interested in arranging a private group lesson or special topics class (i.e. confident commuting or basic mechanics), email Mo McCanna or call 303-417-1544 x104.

Volunteer with the Bike School!

Are you excited about the Bike School, but already know how to ride a bike? You could experience the satisfaction of teaching someone to ride a bike for the first time. Please complete our Bike School Volunteer form to snag a volunteer spot (or two) before the classes fill.

Support the Bike School!

Is there a greater joy than riding your bike? Here are a few ways that you can help spread that joy:

Purchase a Bike School lesson for someone in need. These vouchers allow us to offer scholarships.

Become a Bike School sponsor. There are many ways that you or your company can support this effort. Please email Maureen McCanna with sponsorship inquiries.

Bike School Sponsors

Many thanks to our Bike School sponsors for donating time, space or resources to the Bike School.

Bicycle Colorado

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  • Denver’s Confluence Park has officially re-opened! Did anybody check it out this weekend? 📷 taken this morning by Dan Grunig.
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Gearing up for my #waytogotober commute into work @LakewoodColo on a snowy ❄️Monday morning! Thankful for a short commute and my awesome new bike from @ridegms 😊🚲 @drcog_waytogo @bicyclecolo