Bike New York’s Learn to Ride – Kids Event
June 24, 2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am; and 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With a safe, easy, effective method and experienced Bike New York instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique that will have their kids riding independently in no time.
This event is being held in conjunction with Bike New York’s “Discover Hudson Valley Ride” which is being held the same day from Waryas Park on the Poughkeepsie waterfront.
Class Duration: 2 Hours each session
Class Location: MHCM Parking lot and pavilion
Class size: limited to 40 riders
Suggested age: 5-8
Instructor to student ratio: 1 to 8, on average
Equipment: Bicycle* and helmet
*Parents must ensure that the bicycle fits their child and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function). The child must be able to rest his or her feet flat on the ground while sitting on the bicycle seat. Training wheels should be removed in advance and tires should be inflated until they are hard.
Registration policy: Advanced sign-up is preferred. Check back for advanced registration information. Walk-up students are accepted if space allows.
Availability of loaner bikes and helmets: Extremely limited.* Kids should bring their own bike and helmet.
* Donations of loaner bikes and helmets are appreciated for this event.