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

Below is the 2017 calendar of Youth Learn to Ride classes. Registration will open late winter.

  • Wednesday, April 5, 5:30-7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 9-11:00 AM [FULL]
  • Wednesday, June 7, 5:30-7:30 PM [FULL]
  • Saturday, July 15, 9-11:00 AM [FULL]
  • Wednesday, August 2, 5:30-7:30 PM [FULL]
  • Saturday, September 16, 9-11:00 AM
2017 Class Schedule - Adults

Below is the 2017 calendar of Adult Learn to Ride classes. Registration will open late winter.

  • Saturday, April 15, 9-11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 5:30-7:30p PM
  • Saturday, June 17, 9-11:00 AM (FULL)
  • Wednesday, July 12, 5:30-7:30 PM (FULL)
  • Saturday, August 5, 9-11:00 AM (FULL)
  • Wednesday, August 9th, 5:30-7:30PM (FULL)
  • Wednesday, September 13, 5:30-7:30PM
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 Stephanie Leonard 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

The Latest News

  • Aug 1, 2017
  • by Bicycle Colorado
A letter to our members from Dan Grunig, executive director

  • @discoverybicycletours has donated a tour through Vermont’s North Hero House/Champlain Islands, and you can win it by entering or 2017 Raffle! This three-day, two-night tour on a weekend of your choice from June-October of 2018, will leave you speechless! Click the link in our bio to get your tickets today. Airfare not included.
  • Come visit our tent and buy our exclusive @veloramafestival tee! We’ll be here all weekend!
  • @alchemybicycles and @sramroad have teamed up to donate a custom EROS as one of our 2017 raffle prizes! This bike is valued at $6,499, and will get you wherever you need to go in style! Click the link in our bio to buy your tickets today, or come see a sample of the bike at our booth at @veloramafestival tonight, tomorrow and Sunday!