This 3-hour class is designed to teach adults how to ride on city streets comfortably and confidently! The class is divided by skill level and each group learns different drills and goes on an educational ride highlighting different aspects of city riding.
The "Intro to City Cycling" group learns confident control of the bike in all situations. These are techniques and skills you will use every time you ride, guaranteed. This group goes for a ride on a nearby trail and learns about dealing with traffic, clear communication, proper use of trails, and the trail-to-road transition.
The "Confident City Cycling" group learns advanced bike handling maneuvers. These techniques will minimize harm in specific dangerous situations. This group goes for a ride on the roads and learns about bike infrastructure, lane control, communicating with drivers, and proper road behavior.
This class is for you if:
Students must provide their own bike and bike helmet. Helmet use is mandatory. We recommend bringing along water, a snack, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Clipless pedals and toe clips are not recommended for students in the "Confident" group.
This class will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. Please enter a cell phone number below to ensure that you receive any messages about rescheduling.
Please check out the Smart Cycling Tips and the Rules of the Road on the League of American Bicyclists' website. And take the time to watch the Smart Cycling Videos to get an idea for what we'll be covering in the class.
Any student bringing a Capital Bikeshare bike to class can have their usage fees waived. At the class, please provide either your membership key number or a receipt for your rental.
If you have any questions about this class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-518-0524 x206
Parking is available at this location. Please enter the parking deck using the eastern entrance, closest to the corner of 15th St. N and Quincy St. Please park along the wall of the parking deck, not in the middle.
The nearest Metro stop is the Ballston stop on the Orange line. From the stop, walk north on Stafford St. until you reach 15th St. N, then turn right. The parking deck will be on your right, please walk to the entrance closest to Quincy St.
From the Custis Trail:
Follow the trail until you reach the access point on Quincy St. Cross Quincy at the intersection with 15th St. The parking deck entrance will be immediately on your left.
The nearest Capital Bikeshare station is five blocks south on Quincy St. at the Arlington Central Library.