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

are a great way to learn to ride a bike!

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


  • Two-hour lessons

  • Small class size, maximum of 8 students with at least two instructors

Schedule (scroll down for dates)

What’s included?

  • Bikes and helmets to borrow, or bring your own

  • Take-home bike accessories courtesy of Quality Bicycle Products

  • Deals and discounts for adult students with partner bike shops in the greater Denver area

  • Snack courtesy of Skratch Labs

  • Please bring your own water


  • 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.

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.


Interested in joining us in 2021? Complete our interest form to hear when we announce this year’s schedule.

Want to try our Learn to Ride techniques on your own? Watch our webinar!

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.

Learn to Ride lesson in action!

Learn to Ride webinar with Bicycle Colorado:

Bicycle Colorado

""I really believe we're just transforming as a country," Strickland said. "Cycling is going to be a bigger and big… https://t.co/9iySbxBEDF

This year's @p4pbikeride is back in Lone Tree on June 12. Select a 10 or 40-mile route! They're offering a virtual… https://t.co/LSuKXQjPlm

  • 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!
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!