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SF Bicycle Coalition Adult Learn to Ride Class

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Arguello Extension

Arguello Boulevard and Lincoln Way

San Francisco, CA 94118

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You're never too old to learn to bicycle! Instructors will work one-on-one to teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Most people learn to ride their bike while taking the class, but even if they don't, they will leave with tips to continue teaching themselves to ride.

  • The first step will be balancing on your bicycle; instructors will first remove the pedals and lower the seat enough so that you can put both feet on the ground.
  • You'll learn balance by taking longer and longer steps until you're "gliding."
  • Then, once you've got that down, we'll show you how to turn confidently and stop smoothly.
  • Once you feel comfortable, we'll reinstall the pedals, so you can incorporate pedaling and learning to steer, and how to steer precisely in circles and figure-eights.
  • You'll finish your lesson by learning how to shift gears so you can handle hills and prepare for more city riding.

Please be sure you can sit on your bike seat with both feet flat on the ground.

If you don't have a bicycle, we will send information on how to rent one for the class. The cost of bike rental (if needed) will be covered by you, the participant. If the cost of a bike rental is a challenge for you, please email Eliana Marcus-Tyler (eliana@sfbike.org). All participants MUST either bring a bike or rent a bike in advance. Bikes will not be available for rental at the class.

Please contact Eliana Marcus-Tyler (eliana@sfbike.org) with any questions about this program.

This project is made possible by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority through a grant of Proposition K Local Transportation Sales Tax Funds.

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Arguello Extension

Arguello Boulevard and Lincoln Way

San Francisco, CA 94118

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