This City Cycling class 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. It is designed to help riders feel safe and comfortable on the road.
We will begin the class off of our bikes, with instructors from Bike Pittsburgh. Exciting right? Here we set expectations for the class and highlight the specific skills we’d like to take away. Next, we learn how to properly fit their helmet and perform basic bike maintenance. Following this, we move to a traffic-free parking lot to practice of new skills, like: body bike separation, brake modulation, weight distribution, and quick hazard avoidance. When we’re ready, we break up into smaller groups to go out on a group ride around Pittsburgh. During the ride we practice strategies for crossing big intersections, riding on fast roads, and reading traffic patterns and road conditions. We have some fun exploring, too. Finally, we come back as a group for an open Q & A and practice with one of the Port Authority’s practice bus racks.
This event requires you to have a bike. If you don't have one, we have FREE rentals for you! Just let us know below! However, we only have a limited number, so please bring your own if you have one!