Learn to Ride a Bike

Learn how to ride a bicycle or refresh your rusty skills with Outdoor Chattanooga’s experienced instructors. We offer FREE Learn to Ride a Bike classes the second Monday monthly at¬†4:00 and 6:00 p.m. Classes consists of a set of exercises and safety drills that are designed to help beginner riders of all ages progress at their own speed and ability. Classes are recommended for adults and kids ages 5 and older.¬†Reservations required in advance. We can provide bicycles and helmets upon request. Classes are held at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street in Coolidge Park and will move indoors during inclement weather.

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.

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

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.

2018 Class Dates
January 8
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10

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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Chattanooga Hiking Club Meeting

Grotto Meeting

2

FULL: Sunset/Night Hike at Stringer’s Ridge

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Adaptive Cycling

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

9

Family Sunset Canoe Trip

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Traffic Skills 101 for Bike Commuting – Learn to “drive” your bicycle in traffic

Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

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Sunset/ Night Hike

Pre-Trip Meeting – Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

Camp & Kayak TN River Blueway

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Full Moon Night Hike

Fireside: Outdoor Concert Series

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Cumberland Trail Hike

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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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