Whether you’re 8 or 80, Bicycle Colorado’s Learn to Ride lessons

are a great way to learn to ride a bike!

You can do it!

 

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!

Our Learn to Ride lessons teach children and adults to ride using the gliding technique. With this simple and effective technique, most students are pedaling within two hours.

Learn to Ride is sponsored by Team Evergreen Cycling, a nonprofit and the largest bike club in Colorado. Team Evergreen gives back to bicycling and the broader community in many ways and we are grateful to have them supporting our new riders!

Learn to Ride successes

  • We’ve taught nearly 450 kids and adults in our first four years offering learn to ride lessons
  • 85% of students who completed our post-lesson 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

Check out our blog for some student stories and statistics from the 2019 season!

Lesson details

 

Structure

  • Two-hour lessons
  • Small class size, maximum of 8 students with at least two instructors
  • Mid-lesson break with a snack from Skratch Labs

Schedule (scroll down for dates)

Cost

  • Youth – $70 (5-15 yrs; teens are also welcome to join an adult lesson)
  • Adult – $70
  • We are able to provide discounted tuition or scholarships based on need. Please email bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org with inquiries

COVID Protocols

  • All adults and students will be required to take a temperature check and COVID questionnaire on-site before entering the lesson venue
  • Masks will be required by all adults, staff, and students throughout the duration of the lesson. We will have regular breaks and a designated area to do so
  • Please bring your own mask. A limited number of disposable masks will be available
  • We will practice 6ft social distancing as much as possible throughout the class
  • Adults are encouraged to stay and watch if they wish, but must do so at a distance and will not be involved in the teaching process
  • All borrowed equipment (helmets/bikes) will be cleaned and sanitized before and after each class, and throughout the class when applicable

Other details

  •  Bike and helmets are available to borrow or feel free to bring your own
  • The lesson will be held rain or shine, so please be sure to dress for the weather. Only due to severe weather conditions will be canceled
  • We suggest wearing comfortable, active clothing with layers (jeans not recommended) and close-toed shoes

Refund Policy

Please contact us at least 48 hours prior to the canceled lesson in order for us to refund your full payment. If a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the lesson, we will reimburse half the cost and rescheduling will require an additional registration fee.

Private group lessons

  • Interested in a private lesson for a group? Gather five or more students and we can schedule a special lesson for you! Email bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org to schedule your private group lesson. Please note that we are unable to offer private lessons to individuals.

General questions about Learn to Ride? Reach us at bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org.

Schedule

Interested in joining us in 2021? Check out the schedule below and click to sign up!


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.

The instructors were absolutely amazing. These professionals had my son zooming around in under an hour (after my own attempts at teaching him how to ride a bike had failed him). It was life-changing! I .was really ready to give up and just label my 9-year-old son as a scooter rider forever

Thank you to our additional supporters and sponsors!

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The Latest News

  • May 24, 2021
  • by Bicycle Colorado
Check out our first-ever Story Showcase

  • DON’T DELAY: We’re placing another order for #BicycleColorado masks made by our friends at @primalwear TOMORROW (5/14) at noon! Click the link in our bio to get yours now!
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We’re thrilled to see so many people out enjoying (and often rediscovering the joy of) riding a bike right now, and we’re asking ALL bicyclists to do their part to prevent the spread of #covid19 by wearing a mask or other face covering when out for a ride. Doing so keeps you, your loved ones, those around you, and all Coloradans safer while helping reduce stress on our medical system. If you still need a mask, click the link in our bio to pre-order one now and support our advocacy work! Thanks so much to everyone who has already purchased, and to @primalwear for supporting our efforts over the years. Ride on.
  • #BicycleColorado volunteers and staff members spent time today helping @denverurbangardens and @denverfoodrescue deliver “Grow a Garden” food boxes to home-bound families in Denver—via bike! Supporting our community on two wheels makes for a great way to spend a sunny day. Many thanks to our friends @ddchen47, David M., and @juggernautcargo for your help! Head to denverfoodrescue.org or dug.org to learn more about these great local organizations. #rideyourbike
  • Tonight the #BicycleColorado team celebrated Stacey, our outgoing Development Director, with a virtual happy hour. Stacey has been an absolute rockstar for BC. We’re sad to see her leave, but thrilled for her as she heads out on a new adventure (hopefully in the #BikeAdvocacy space!) in North Carolina. Please join us in wishing her well!