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.

2019 Class Dates
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

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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Rapid Learning- Beginner Whitewater River Instructional Trip

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Partner program: Chattanooga Preparatory School

Adaptive Cycling

Partner Program: YCAP Leadership and climbing at Walnut Wall

Partner Program: North Chattanooga Recreation/Community Center

Paddle Smart Chattanooga-Intro to Flatwater Paddling

Partner Program: Girls Inc Outdoor Recreation Day

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Partner Program: Bridge Chattanooga Youth Program

Nickajack Bat Cave Canoe Tour

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

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No class this date: Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

No class this date: Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

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Dam Kayak Tour

Rapid Learning- Beginner Whitewater River Instructional Trip

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Partner Program: InZone Prison Prevention Ministries

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Partner Program: Bethlehem Center

Nickajack Bat Cave Canoe Tour

Partner Program: YCAP

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Partner Program: Bridge Chattanooga

Nickajack Bat Cave Canoe Tour

Booker T Washington State Park: Camps Play Day Invitational

Good Morning Dam Kayak Tour

Pedal and Paddle Sunset Tour

Pedal and Paddle Sunset Tour

Rapid Learning- Beginner Whitewater River Instructional Trip

Dam Kayak Tour

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Free Adult Archery – Aim Your Game

Nickajack Bat Cave Canoe Tour

Try Archery (Indoor at Outdoor Chattanooga)

Intro to Paddling – Virtual Workshop

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Partner Program: Sunset Kayak with TRGT/Tennessee River Gorge Trust

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak Program: WNC weekend river

Sale Creek Kayak Tour

Rapid Learning Whitewater Kayak Program: WNC weekend river

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Adaptive Cycling

Adaptive Cycling

Try Archery (Indoor at Outdoor Chattanooga)

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

Paddle Smart Chattanooga: Intro to Kayaking and Safety Class

Pedal and Paddle Adventure at Sunset

BIKE RODEO and family friendly bicycle safety activities

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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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