Learn to Ride a Bike

Our Learn to Ride a Bike Classes are the best and fastest way to learn to ride a bike!

Does teaching your child how to ride a bike without training wheels end in frustration and tears? Are you an adult who’s dreamed of riding a bike but can’t keep your balance or feel intimidated to try on your own? Let our League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors teach you how to ride a bike using the gliding technique. With this simple and effective technique, most students are pedaling within an hour and off riding in no time. Students also learn the ABC quick check and proper bike fit. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow or bring your own. Reservations required in advance. 

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Learn to Ride a Bike

Embrace the two-wheeled life.

Class Details

FREE – 1.5-hour lesson
Recommended for ages 5+
Small class size, maximum of 5 people for quality instruction
Offered the 2nd Monday monthly at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga Center, 200 River St., in Coolidge Park
(6:00 pm class not offered Nov. – Feb. due to daylight savings)

What’s Included

Bikes and helmets can be provided or bring your own
Instruction from League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors

What You’ll Learn

  • Helmet fit and safety checks
  • Bicycle fit and seat position
  • Parts of the bicycle and basic maintenance
  • Bicycle fit and seating position
  • How gears and brakes work
  • Balance, starting, stopping and pedaling
  • Types of bicycles
  • Rules for sidewalk, greenway and neighborhood road riding
  • Roadway signage and hand signaling

These free classes are offered every month thanks to a partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga, the City of Chattanooga, and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga as a way to give back to the community and create new, confident riders!

FAQs

How much does it cost? Do I have to register in advance?
This is a free class. Reservations are required in advance as space is limited.
When and where are the classes offered?

Classes are held the 2nd Monday each month. We offer two class times, 4:00 or 6:00 p.m. All classes are held at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street in Coolidge Park.

2022 Class Dates
January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Helmets are mandatory during class. We recommend that you wear a helmet any time you ride a bicycle.
What's the minimum age?
This class is appropriate for ages 5+.
I don't have a bike, can I still participate?
Yes, we can provide a bicycle for you to use during the class. Please indicate you need to borrow a bike during registration.
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Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Learn to Belay/ Intro to Rock Climbing

Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

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Chattanooga Grotto Meeting

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Date unavailable:Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Unavailable: Learn to Belay/ Intro to Rock Climbing

Kayak Polo

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adaptive Cycling

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Learn to Belay/ Intro to Rock Climbing

Kayak Polo

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PARKing Day

NPS guided Battlefield History Tour by Bicycle

Fundamentals of Mountain Biking | Level 1

Intro to Singletrack Mountain Biking | Level 2

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Learn to Belay/ Intro to Rock Climbing

Pool classes Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

Kayak Polo

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Public Lands Day- Bike Tour to Sterchi/ Nature Program

Intro to Singletrack Mountain Biking | Level 2

Adaptive Cycling

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Adult Archery: Aim your Game!

Learn to Belay/ Intro to Rock Climbing

Pool classes Rapid Learning/ Intro + Roll Practice

Kayak Polo

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Tennessee River Rescue

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Did You Know?

Chattanooga has over 20 miles of greenway trails – bike and pedestrian paths along the Tennessee River and South Chickamauga Creek. These offer non-motorized pathways for beginner riders and those looking to improve their skills. Not to mention there are plenty of city parks with paved paths and flat grassy areas offering the beginner rider a chance to learn and improve their riding skills.

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