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.

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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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

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TVCC Paddle School/ assistance by Rapid Learning Whitewater Program

TVCC Paddle School/ assistance by Rapid Learning Whitewater Program

Chattanooga RAT RACE 2019 /Open Water Swim

TVCC Paddle School/ assistance by Rapid Learning Whitewater Program

Partner Program/Private: 2 day kayak

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Grotto Meeting

Partner Program/Private: 2 day kayak

Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Partner Program: Trust for Public Land

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

Dam Kayak Tour

Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

Cuckoo Canoe Tour

Rapid Learning RIVER/ Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Partner Program: Chattanooga Preparatory School

Partner Program/Private: 2 day kayak

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Partner Program/Private: 2 day kayak

Adult Archery and Aces

Paddle Smart Chattanooga- A Paddlesports Safety Class

Partner Program: Trust for Public Land

Guided Creek Snorkeling

Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Partner Program: Lookout Mountain Conservancy

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Lookout Mountain Conservancy

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

Partner Program: Southeastern Conservation Corps

Guided Sunset Canoe Tour

Moonlight Kayak Tour

Rapid Learning RIVER/ Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

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

Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

Dam Kayak Tour

NPS Partners: Lookout Creek Canoe Tour

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Family Fun Day

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

Adult Archery and Aces

Guided Rock Hop + Creek Snorkel

Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

YFD Summer Camps Canoeing and Archery-City of Chattanooga

Historic Kayak and Walking Tours of Chattanooga with NPS

Partner Program: Canoeing for TN Aqua Summer Camps

Dam Kayak Tour

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Kayak Tour

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Grotto Meeting

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NO Class/ holiday: Rapid Learning: Intro to Kayak and Skills Practice

Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking and Skills Practice

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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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