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

are the best way to learn to ride a bike!


** We are currently offering digital Learn To Ride lessons! See below for details!**

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


  • 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 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.


**With the current health and safety restrictions in place, we are excited to offer an online Learn To Ride webinar! Now is a great time to teach your kids how to pedal a bike for the first time, and in this 1hr presentation we will detail the tricks and tips on how to get your child riding. Sign up below! ** 

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!

2020 Schedule


Youth Lessons

  • Wednesday June 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm in Arvada.  Sign up here!
  • Sunday June 28, 9:00am-11:00am in Highlands Ranch.  Sign up here!
  • Saturday July 18, 9:00am-11:00am in Cherry Creek.  Sign up here!
  • Wednesday August 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm in Arvada.  Sign up here!
  • Saturday September 12, 9:00am-11:00am in Cherry Creek.  Sign up here!
  • Sunday September 13, 9:00am-11:00am in Highlands Ranch.  Sign up here!
  • Wednesday September 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm in Arvada.  Sign up here!
  • Saturday October 3, 9:00am-11:00am in Cherry Creek.  Sign up here! 

Adult Lessons

Our lessons typically sell out completely so don’t hesitate in signing up!

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

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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