Rescheduled from 10/14

Family Trail Riding Basics

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 AM

Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center, Upper Marlboro


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WABA’s Family Trail Riding Basics class teaches bicyclists of all ages the skills needed to ride safely, confidently, and considerately on our region’s many trails and multi-use paths.

In this class, we focus on practicing basic bike handling skills such as shifting, scanning, signaling, gradual braking and weaving. Instructors discuss the importance of trail etiquette while riding on a multi-use path and answer any questions that participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.

At the end of class, we’ll go for a group trail ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test. Have any questions? Email us at

We encourage you to bring your friends and family along! Children, grandparents, neighbors, friends, siblings, all are welcome at this class!

Check out WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

This class is for you if:

You already know how to ride a bike but do not have much experience riding on trails

You have experience riding on trails, but would like to learn skills that will help improve your ride

You have recently taken a WABA Basic Skills Clinic

You have recently taken a WABA Learn to Ride class and were riding confidently with 2 pedals by the end of class

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.
  • Outside activities 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 will not tolerate any disrespect towards WABA staff or participants who choose to wear a mask for their own safety and peace of mind.

Class Details

Class Duration: 3 hours

Equipment: Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order.

Cost: $10

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before the start time. 

This class is brought to you thanks to the generous support of the Bega Memorial Fund and is hosted in partnership with the Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center.

Class Location

Largo/Kettering Rec Center Parking Lot

431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Parking: There is parking at this location.

Public Transportation: There are limited public transportation options to this class location. The closest bus stop is Keverton Dr & Watkins Park Dr (Stop ID: 3000991) serving routes C26 and C29.

For more information on routes, schedules and ticket prices, visit the WMATA and Prince George’s Transit websites.