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 skills and techniques and goes on an educational ride highlighting different aspects of city riding. Every City Cycling class includes both groups below:
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 effective 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 visit www.bikeed.org and complete the online course. This online course will provide a solid basis for the on-bike instruction in our class. The course is not short, and may take upwards of 2-3 hours, so please do not wait until the last minute!
Capital Bikeshare members can attend for FREE, see below. Additionally, 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.
Pay a fee and reserve your spot in class!
Walk-up and take the class for free!
FREE Walkup: You can walkup and take the class for free! Limited to the first ten students to arrive within the 15 minutes prior to class.
FREE Registration: Select "discount" below and enter the discount code to register for FREE! To get the discount code email us or call 202-518-0524 x206.
$5 WABA Member Registration Fee: Select "discount" below and enter the discount code to save 50% off class registration! To get the discount code email us or call 202-518-0524 x206.
$10 Registration Fee: Includes class registration for one (1) person.
$25 Registration + Join WABA: Includes class registration for one (1) person ($10 value) and a 1-year WABA Membership ($35 value). Learn more about the benefits of joining WABA here.
We will be in the parking lot closest to Battery Lane.
Parking is available on-site.
The nearest Metro is the Bethesda station on the Red Line. The station is a 15-minute walk down Old Georgetown Rd. from the class site.
The nearest Capital Bikeshare stations are on either end of Battery Park, one on Battery Lane and one on Rugby Rd. Both are a short walk from the class site.