Biking is great fun. Cycling also helps to address ills like traffic congestion, air pollution, and childhood inactivity while providing numerous health, economic, and social benefits. Want to join in the fun? Ride and learn with us!
Get to know your bike, learn basic repairs and adjustments, and ride confidently and safely in traffic with Bike New York's Bicycle Education Program. Bike New York's free classes teach these skills to adults and children alike.
Customized programs are available for youth groups, community organizations, educators, and workplaces.
Be a better urban biker! Get to know your bike, learn basic repairs and adjustments, and ride safely and confidently in traffic.
We hold family friendly events such as Learn to Ride—Kids and Bike Bonanzas!
Bike New York classes are free for adults and children (with the exception of Bike Maintenance 101 and 102, which include a registration fee that pays for supplies and benefits our partner, Recycle-a-Bicycle).
Our classes are ideal for beginning cyclists, those who want to become more comfortable riding on busy streets, and people who want to understand the way their bike works and learn common repairs.
Citi Bike Street Skills Class 9:30 am
Bike Maintenance 101 9:00 am
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Traffic Smarts Quiz
Before your next ride, test yourself with these 12 questions to find out how well you know your rights and responsibilities as a street cyclist.
Bike Maintenance Quiz
Is your bike as ready to ride as you are? Test your wrenching skills with these 10 questions.
Share the Road Quiz
Whether you use the streets as a driver, a cyclist, or both, see how much you know about sharing the road safely.
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Students are Saying
"I am 27 years old and I had never been on a bicycle until the class. This was something I always wanted to learn, but the more years that passed the more anxious I felt about the process of learning. Now I am really exited about cycling, and I am looking forward to the summer on wheels! I even inspired my older sister to learn!"
"Thanks so much, I couldn't tell you guys enough how grateful I am for the wonderful program you have and the skillful professionals that you are! I had a great time! Thank you for all your volunteers and all the people that make these bike lessons for adults happen! I am so very happy—I am 60 yrs young, never learned to ride a bike and with your volunteer staff's guidance, patience and instructions, I learned the same day!"
"Just want to thank you for the wonderful teaching session today. 25 years after the first attempt, I finally learned how to ride a bike--in two hours! I think you have a great program."
"Just wanted to thank you guys for starting me on skill I will have for a lifetime."