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

are the best way to learn to ride a bike!

Thanks for your interest in Learn to Ride! If you or your child are interested in a lesson, please complete this form and we will let you know when we’ve selected dates for the 2020 season.

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 more than 250 kids and adults in our first three years offering learn to ride lessons

  • 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

Lesson Details

Structure

  • 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

  • Snacks courtesy of CLIF Bar (please bring your own water)

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

Cost

  • Youth – $70 (5-15 yrs; teens are also welcome to join an adult lesson)

  • Adult – $70

  • We are able to provide discounted tuition based on need. For scholarship inquiries, email bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org.

Interested in private group lessons? Gather a group of 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: we are unable to offer private lessons to individuals. 

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!

Schedule

Thanks for your interest in Learn to Ride! If you or your child are interested in a lesson, please complete this form and we will let you know when we’ve selected dates for the 2020 season.

Want to support new riders at our Learn to Ride lessons? Here’s how:

Volunteer at Learn to Ride lessons!

  • If you’re excited about our Learn to Ride lessons but already know how to ride a bike, you can 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 lesson.

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

Become a Learn to Ride sponsor. There are many ways that you or your company can support this effort. Please email bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org with sponsorship inquiries.

 

Learn to Ride Sponsors

Many thanks to our Learn to Ride sponsors for donating time, space or resources.

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