Free Learn to Ride Bike Classes for Adults
Classes led by CDOT’s SAFE (Streets Are for Everybody) Ambassadors. These classes are offered to anyone 16-years-old or older. The two-hour class allows pre-registered participants to learn:
- how to position themselves when riding in the bike lane
- how to plan the safest routes
- signaling and more.
- The course is designed to provide a better understanding of how to use a bike to get around Chicago.
Reservations are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are three ways to make a reservation:
- Complete this Google registration form
- send an email to email@example.com
- leave a voicemail at 312-736-2534.
Make a reservation as soon as possible as the classes fill up. Free use of a Divvy bike is offered to participants, although they can also use their own bikes for all courses.
Free Learn to Ride Bike Classes for Adults – Free helmet
Adult participants who have pre-registered for the two-hour classes will receive a free helmet, subject to availability. The classes are also open to children with a guardian if space is available, however, children under 16 are required to bring their own bike. Interested participants under 5 feet 3 inches are strongly encouraged to bring their own bike, as Divvy bikes are most comfortable for riders 5’3” and taller.
Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Divvy Station at 300 N Central Park Ave at Garfield Park Conservatory:
Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., meeting at the Divvy Station located at 500 N. Sacramento Blvd. next to the Greater West Town Training Partnership:
Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon, at 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. at Douglass (Anna and Frederick) Park:
Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, meeting at the Divvy Station at 500 N. Sacramento Blvd. next to the Greater West Town Training Partnership:
Free Learn to Ride Bike Classes for Adults – Advanced Classes
Individuals 16 and older, who have successfully completed a “Learn to Ride” class and are looking to build confidence riding on the streets of Chicago, CDOT will be offering “Advanced Learn to Ride” classes at Seward Park at 375 W. Elm Street on the following dates:
June 12,26; July 10,24; August 7,21 – from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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