City Cycling

Want to feel more comfortable with riding a bike?

These are the classes you’ve been waiting for! Whether you’re a first-time rider, or a veteran cyclist, BikePGH has a City Cycling class for you. See our full event offerings and if you are unsure which class if for you, complete the quiz below!

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Fundamentals of City Cycling Class

wheelmill warmup roomThis class is taught at The Wheel Mill’s indoor practice facility on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 PM. Veteran bike educators Karen Brooks and Harry Geyer are the instructors.

The Wheel Mill’s indoor venue, and the class’s small-group, drop-in style allow participants to learn  and practice city cycling skills in a controlled, protected environment.  The Fundamentals class’ curriculum is built according to your needs. If you’re a novice time rider, the Fundamentals classes will help you practice balance. If you’re a life-long rider, the Fundamentals classes can help you dial in on improving a particular movement or skill. The personalized approach allows you to keep coming back to work on what you need to get pedaling.

Riders will have time before and after the class to practice new skills in The Wheel Mill’s Warm Up Room and Fundamental Skills Room (and if you’re feeling feeling ready, you can try to rest of the park too).

First time riders should check out the Learn-to-Ride options available through BikePGH listed below.

Riders 17 & under must have their parent present to sign the waiver or download one HERE and have it NOTARIZED.

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Confident City Cycling Class

ConfidentLadiesConfident City Cycling is intended for riders who know how to ride a bike, and are looking for instruction on how to operate it safely on city streets.  These mobile classes meet monthly in different neighborhoods around the city. They’re structured to give participants education and experience navigating different traffic patterns, intersection layouts and types of bike infrastructure.

Learn how to properly fit their helmet and perform basic bike maintenance; practice of new skills, like body bike separation, brake modulation, weight distribution, and quick hazard avoidance; and then we go on a group ride where we practice strategies for crossing big intersections, riding on fast roads, and reading traffic patterns and road conditions. Finally, we come back as a group for an open Q & A.

Confident City Cycling is a class intended for participants ages 15 and up. All participants or their guardians will need to sign this waiver in order to participate in the class. Classes take place every third Saturday of the month April – October from 10 AM – 1PM.



Private Instruction: Learn to Ride

whomeIf you’re an absolute beginner, or you want 1 on 1 instruction, then this option is for you! Scheduling individual lessons with one of BikePGH’s certified instructors is a good way for you to begin biking or receive 1 on 1 instruction. Just shoot us an email with a time, date and general location that works for you. Individual lessons are $40/hr for BikePGH members, or $50/hr for non-members. Learn to Ride lessons are BYOB (bring your own bike, that is), but the lessons can meet at a Healthy Ride Station where you can borrow a bike to learn on.

Participants also have the option for private INDOOR lessons at The Wheel Mill. Prices are $50/hr. Email Mike to get started: mike@thewheelmill.com.


 City Cycling Forums & Workshops

City Cycling Forums are classroom-based discussions that answer the questions that come up when biking in the city. They give opportunities for people to learn from the experience of their peers and facilitators. City Cycling Forums are informal and geared towards people of all ages and skill levels. Come with a few questions, leave with answers and new friends.

City Cycling Workshops cover all subjects and come in all shapes and sizes. We bring them to businesses, schools, community centers or churches. If you’re interested in hosting a City Cycling workshop, please send us an email.

City Cycling Workshops are classroom-based discussions that answer the questions that come up when biking in the city. They give opportunities for people to learn from the experience of their peers and facilitators. City Cycling Workshops are informal and geared towards people of all ages and skill levels. Come with a few questions, leave with answers and new friends.

City Cycling Workshops cover all subjects and come in all shapes and sizes. We bring them to businesses, schools, community centers or churches. If you’re interested in hosting a City Cycling workshop, please send us an email.

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