BIG's Learn to Ride Classes

Registration is open for Bicycling in "Learn to Ride" classes! Instructors will teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bicycle to children, teenagers and adults who would like to learn to ride.

Cost: $35 per participant

(There is limited scholarship money available if the cost is not feasible for your household. Please reach out to BIG's Project Coordinator Nicole Lindahl if this is the case:


15 participants within each age group will be taught how to ride a bicycle by instructors who have earned The League of American Bicyclists' League Cycling Instructor.certification. Participants will learn the basics of balancing, starting, stopping, and steering using the "balance first" method. Pedals will be removed until instructors are confident that the participant is ready for the pedals to be put back on the bike.

In the case that a participant does not have their pedals put back on their bike within the time frame of the class, they may participate in as many classes as they need without additional charge, until instructors are confident that the participant is ready for their pedals and can ride their bike with their pedals on.

For these initial classes, there is a limit of 15 participants per class. There is also a $35 participation fee; however, we are willing to work with individuals with financial constraints to make this accessible. Please contact ---> if this is the case.

What to Bring

  • A Bicycle. We recommend having the bicycle inspected by a local bike shop prior to the class to ensure that it is in a condition "ready to ride" and that it is the proper size for the class participant.
  • A Bicycle Helmet. Helmets are required for all participants.
  • Comfortable Clothes. All participants must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • FOR AGES 18 AND UNDER: At Least One Parent or Guardian. At least one parent or guardian must be present throughout the duration of the class.
Rain Date

In the case of rain, the event shall be postponed until the next available date and location. If weather does force us to reschedule, registrants will be contacted prior to the class by the email provided when registering.

Waiver and Release of Liability

This Waiver and Release is a prerequisite for participation in the Learn to Ride classes. There are risks and dangers inherent in participating in this program, as with any physical activity, and participants must assume all risks and release and hold harmless Bicycling in Greensboro, Inc., their officers, agents, and employees. Please bring a completed, signed copy of the Waiver and Release on the day of the class or arrive 15 minutes early to complete it before the class begins.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Classes will follow CDC Guidelines.

Location: Faithway Baptist Church, 610 E Lake Dr, Greensboro, NC 27401

Class Dates, Times, and Links to Register:


Children Ages 12 and Under

9:00am - 11:00am

Click on date of choice to register:

(More dates will be posted soon.)

Teenagers Ages 13 - 18

11:00am - 1:00pm

Click on date of choice to register:

(More dates will be posted soon.)

Adults Ages 19 and Over

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Click on date of choice to register:

(More dates will be posted soon.)

Returning Students:

Please click on a date of your choice to register:

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

Saturday, April 15th, 2023

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

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