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Bicycling Skills Classes

Basic Bicycling Skills

This class is geared toward adults and teens aged 14 and older who have at least a modest level of bike-riding experience.

Length:  3½ hours.

Format:  On-bike training, mostly outdoors. One session.

Cost:  $50. Pre-registration and payment required.

Description:  This class is geared to adults or mature teens who are looking to get back into bicycling, improve basic cycling skills, and/or participate in an upcoming benefit ride. This course is also appropriate for beginning mountain-bikers. Through on-bike practice exercises, you will learn how to:

  • Adjust your bike and helmet to fit you properly.
  • Start and stop properly.
  • Operate your bike more smoothly, including shifting gears.
  • Steer out of trouble.
  • Ride safely and legally in roadway traffic.
  • Participate in group-ride events.
  • Make connections with the local bicycling community.
  • And more!

What to bring and wear:  Bring your bike (in good working condition), your helmet (required), water bottle, closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops), and whatever else you need to be comfortable. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions that day.

Instructor:  Galen Mook is an experienced League Cycling Instructor who has taught bicycling skills to students aged 5 to 65+. Galen works as Landry's marketing & advocacy associate, and he's an all-season bike commuter.

Questions:  E-mail Galen Mook, Landry's marketing & advocacy associate.

A Bicycling Skills Class met recently at Landry's Boston store.


Other bike-education programs in our area

MassBike's Education Program — MassBike offers a series of Bicycling Skills workshops and classes to help bicyclists learn to ride more safely and effectively. See MassBike's website for upcoming class dates, times, locations, and registration details.

Bicycle Riding School (located near Davis Square in Somerville) specializes in teaching adults to ride bicycles, many of whom never learned as children. The program focuses on basic bike-handling skills — not on traffic skills.

Cycling Coaching Services – professional coaching for performance in road cycling, triathlons, and general fitness.

Many Community Adult Education programs also offer courses in basic bicycling skills, bike commuting, or bike touring. Check local programs in your area.




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