City Cycling

for Adults

Sign up if you know how to ride but would like more confidence riding on trails or in traffic. You’ll practice bike handling skills and learn strategies for riding on streets and trails, then we’ll go for a ride to practice your new skills.

Upcoming Classes:

Postponed
Sat
11
Apr

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Four Mile Run Park Plaza

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Alexandria
✓ city cycling

 
Postponed
Sun
19
Apr

Confident City Cycling

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Anacostia Skate Pavilion

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ city cycling
✓ DC

 
Postponed
Sat
25
Apr

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Quincy Street Parking Deck

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Arlington
✓ city cycling

 
Postponed
Sat
09
May

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Four Mile Run Park Plaza

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Alexandria
✓ city cycling

 
Postponed
Sun
17
May

Bilingual Confident City Cycling – Clase disponible en español

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Jones Point Park

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Alexandria
✓ city cycling
✓ en español

 
Postponed
Sun
31
May

Confident City Cycling

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Anacostia Skate Pavilion

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ city cycling
✓ DC

 
Postponed
Sun
31
May

Confident City Cycling

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Anacostia Skate Pavilion

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ city cycling
✓ DC

 
Postponed
Sat
06
Jun

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Montgomery College Rockville

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ city cycling
✓ Montgomery County
✓ rockville

 
Postponed
Sat
20
Jun

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Jones Point Park

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Alexandria
✓ city cycling

 
Postponed
Sat
27
Jun

Confident City Cycling

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Anacostia Skate Pavilion

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ city cycling
✓ DC

 
Postponed
Sun
28
Jun

Bilingual Confident City Cycling – Clase disponible en español

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Quincy Street Parking Deck

More joy, less stress! Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

Class

Class details:
✓ adult education
✓ Arlington
✓ city cycling
✓ en español

 

Overview: 

Confident City Cycling teaches you the skills you need to ride safely and confidently on streets, bike lanes and trails alike.

This class is divided into two groups to accommodate different skill levels and interests:

  • The Fundamentals track focuses 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 participants may have about trail riding for commuting or recreation.
  • The Confidence track teaches hazard avoidance maneuvers necessary while riding on the street and in heavily trafficked areas. Participants learn skills such as the avoidance weave, quick stop, rock dodge and instant turn, and discuss considerations for sharing space with other road users.

Each track ends the class with an on street or on trail group ride, where participants put their newly acquired skills to the test.

Have any questions? Email us at education@waba.org

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. Use a Capital Bikeshare bike and WABA will reimburse your usage fee for the duration of the class! Email education@waba.org for more details. 

Cost: $10, Free for WABA members        

Registration Policy: Advanced registration is preferred to secure your spot. Drop ins are free (if space is available)! Be sure to show up for class 15 minutes before start time.


FAQ

Is this class right for me? 

  • This class is reserved for adults ages 18 or older. 
  • This class is for participants who already know how to bike but would like to learn new skills and build their confidence riding on trails or on the street in heavily trafficked areas. 
  • Not ready to ride in the street? No problem! Confident City Cycling is broken up into two groups to accommodate different experience levels. The Fundamentals track teaches skills necessary for riding on multi-use trails and features a group trail ride at the end of class. 
  • Participants are required to bring their own bicycle and helmet for this class. Bikes must be in good working order. WABA does not provide on site maintenance for personal bikes. Use a Capital Bikeshare bike for this class and WABA will reimburse your usage fee! Email education@waba.org for more details. 

Do I have to wear a helmet if I am riding my personal bike? 

Yes! All WABA class participants are required to wear a helmet for the duration of class. Don’t have a helmet? Email education@waba.org and we will provide you with one! 

What should I bring with me to class? 

Water, close toed shoes, athletic clothing, a bike, helmet, appropriate outerwear, snacks, and sunscreen! 

How do I confirm my registration? 

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with details about the class. We will send you a reminder email two days before class with all the information you need (including google maps directions!). 

I’m Confident! What’s next?

Let’s go for a bike ride!