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’s what some of them 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

+ Taught 87 kids and 78 adults in the first two years (2016 & 2017)

+ Our largest demographic is women ages 30-50

+ 85% of students who completed our survey said they were able to pedal by the end of their lesson

+ 56% of these students are now riding at least once a week and 70% are riding at least once a month

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 helmet, or you can borrow one of ours

+ Cost: Youth = $60; Adult = $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.

+ 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. If you are interested in arranging a private group lesson or special topics class (i.e. confident commuting) for 5+ students, email Mo McCanna or call 303-417-1544 x104.

Whether you’re 8 or 80, Bicycle Colorado’s Bike School is the place to learn to ride!

2017 Class Schedule - Youth

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

2017 Class Schedule - Adults

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

Bike School in action!

Support new riders and Bike School

Here’s how you can help spread the joy of riding a bike:

Volunteer with Bike School! Are you excited about the Bike School, but already know how to ride a bike? Join us for the rewarding experience of teaching someone to ride a bike for the first time. Please complete our Bike School Volunteer form to share your background and availability. Volunteers who commit to at least two lessons will receive a Bicycle Colorado t-shirt at their second class.

Purchase a Bike School lesson for a friend or family member looking to learn or to provide a scholarship for someone in need.

Become a Bike School sponsor. There are many ways that you or your company can support this effort. Please email Mo 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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  • Meet Scott Kubly, our 2018 Moving People Forward keynote speaker!

The architect of the award-winning Move Seattle plan, Kubly helped transform Seattle into an urban model of multimodal transportation, in which 95 percent of the nearly 45,000 jobs created in the past few years have been filled by people who walk, bike or take public transit to work. Kubly has helped countless city leaders and urban planners proactively address challenges in the ever-changing urban transportation landscape.
Kubly will share his vision for how Coloradans can address current transportation demands while planning for the future. His insight will be invaluable for anyone wondering how Colorado infrastructure can keep up with the increasing demands of an growing population.
Learn more, and register today, by clicking the link in our bio.