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.
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)
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
How much does it cost? Do I have to register in advance?
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.
2021 Class Dates
Do I have to wear a helmet?
What's the minimum age?
I don't have a bike, can I still participate?
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.