Adult Learn to Ride
You're never too old!
The first step will be balancing on your bicycle; instructors will first remove the pedals and lower the seat enough so that you can put both feet on the ground. You'll learn balance by taking longer and longer steps until you're "gliding." Then, once you've got that down, we'll show you how to turn confidently and stop smoothly.
Once you feel comfortable, we'll reinstall the pedals, so you can incorporate pedaling and learning to steer, and how to steer precisely in circles and figure-eights. You'll finish your lesson by learning how to shift gears so you can handle hills and prepare for more city riding.
All courses meet at the Waller Bicycle Learning Area, at Waller Street at Stanyan Street. Please be sure you can sit on your bike seat with both feet flat on the ground. Even if you don't have a bicycle, we will send information on how and where to rent one for the class -- this cost will be covered by you, the participant.
Can't find a class on our calendar that works with your schedule? Visit the East Bay Bicycle Coalition's website for a schedule of available classes. Our classes are transferrable so you can take Day 1 or Day 2 of the Traffic Skills 101 series in either location.