Youth Learn to Ride

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 10:00 AM

Kenilworth Park, Washington DC


A youth learn-to-ride class

WABA’s Youth Learn to Ride class breaks learning how to ride a bike down into 3 steps: gliding, pedaling and riding. This class is for children aged 6-12* who have never ridden a bike before or have tried to learn and have not been successful. Our League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

Register Location

This class is right for your child if:

  • They are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old 
  • Your child has never tried to learn how to ride a bike; or
  • They have tried to learn and have not been successful.

*If your child falls outside of the 6-12 age range, or you don’t have your own bike or helmet, please email us at


All students are responsible for bringing their own bicycle and helmet. All students are required to wear a helmet for the duration of the class. 

Please watch this video and check over the bike that will be used for class to make sure it is in proper working order before class.

Also, check out this video on how to fit a child’s bike to make sure it is the right size before coming to class.

Your child should be able to sit on the saddle with their feet on the ground. If their bike is too big or too small for them, it will be a challenge to teach them to use it. Contact us if you have questions!

What to bring to class

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes. Please bring the following: water and snacks, and a mask (optional). This class will be outdoors.

Only students who have reserved space in the class may attend. Unfortunately, walk-up students cannot be accommodated.

Health and Safety Protocols

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, all participants are expected to adhere to WABA’s health and safety guidelines for in-person events:

  • Participants should not attend in-person events if they feel sick or show symptoms of illness. WABA will refund registration fees to individuals who cannot attend because they are sick on the day of an event. If you are sick and unable to attend an in-person event, contact WABA for a refund.
  • WABA youth education classes are mask optional. WABA does not require participants to be vaccinated in order to attend class although we strongly encourage all participants to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. WABA respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages all people to advocate for themselves. If you would like to wear a mask during class and would like to maintain social distancing we highly encourage you to do so! WABA will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.
  • Participants will provide their contact information at event registration. Participants consent to WABA contacting them and/or releasing their contact information to necessary authorities if there is a need for contact tracing following an event to contain an outbreak of COVID-19.
  • Adults will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the DC Department of Transportation.


Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Parking Lot

1300 44th St NE, Washington, DC 20019

Nearby the tennis courts and the track directly across the street from 42nd St NE.

Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking: There is parking at this location

Metro: Deanwood (Orange Line) is the closest Metro station and is approximately a 1 mile walk to the class location.

Bus: The closest bus stop is Kenilworth Ave NW & Meade St NE (Stop ID: 1003325) serving the U7 route and is approximately a 0.3-mile walk to the class location.