Black Women Bike DC Presents: Family Learn to Ride and Basic Skills Clinic

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Overview

Are you interested in exploring the great outdoors on two wheels? Join Black Women Bike DC as we help everyone in the family learn how to ride a bike! 


This event includes an Adult Learn to Ride class, a Youth Learn to Ride class, and an Adult Basic Skills Clinic. All ages and all abilities are welcome to participate. Bikes and helmets will be provided, or you can bring your own.

Click here to view WABA’s Code of Conduct for event participants.

The Adult Learn to Ride class is for you if:

You are age 13 or older

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have not ridden a bicycle in many years

You have previously tried to learn how to ride a bicycle, but were unsuccessful

The Youth Learn to Ride Class is for you if:

You are age 5-12

You are ready to graduate from training wheels

You have been using a balance bike and are ready to graduate to a pedal bike

You have never been on a bicycle before

You have previously tried to learn but were unsuccessful

The Basic Skills Clinic is for you if:

You recently learned how to ride a bicycle

You know how to ride but have not been on a bike in some time and need a refresher

You know how to ride, but need help with skills like braking gradually, shifting, turning, and gaining momentum

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. If you are:
    • Vaccinated and boosted, you may choose to forgo a mask.
    • Not vaccinate or fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a CDC approved face mask for the duration of class.
  • 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: Adult and Youth Bicycles and Helmets provided at no additional cost – bring your own bike and helmet if you’d like!

Cost: $10 per Adult / $5 per child under 13

Registration Policy: Advance registration is required for this event. Registration closes at 1:00 pm the Thursday before class.

This class is brought to you in partnership with Black Women Bike DC!

Location

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.

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Youth Learn to Ride

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Overview

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and a great way to introduce your child to bike 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 certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

*If your child falls outside of the 6-12 age range please email us at education@waba.org.

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. 

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for two hours. We take breaks every hour. Parents or guardians must stay for the duration of the class.

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes.

Please bring: a bicycle and helmet in good working order, water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors. Mask use is mandatory.

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

This class is 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.

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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 4 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Cost

$10.00

Location

Four Mile Run Park Plaza
4121 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 232305

WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking recommendations: Parking is located here, directly adjacent to the plaza. Additional overflow parking is located at Frank Mann Field which is a 0.7 mi walk.  

Driving/Parking
Parking is available at this location off of Mt. Vernon Avenue, either at the Four Mile Run Field Parking Lot or on adjacent side streets.

MetroBus
Go multi-modal! The bus stop at the Plaza is served by buses 10A, 10B, 10E, 23A, and 23B. Not sure how to get your bike on a bus, check out our post on going multi-modal for tips and tricks.

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Youth Learn to Ride

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Overview

Our Youth Learn to Ride class is fun, intuitive, and a great way to introduce your child to bike 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 certified instructors take students through a progressive curriculum, with the goal of riding with two pedals by the end of the session.

*If your child falls outside of the 6-12 age range please email us at education@waba.org.

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. 

Our approach is fun and intuitive, but it also requires hard work. Your child will be riding for two hours. We take breaks every hour. Parents or guardians must stay for the duration of the class.

Please ensure that your child comes to class wearing comfortable clothes and close-toed shoes.

Please bring: a bicycle and helmet in good working order, water and snacks, and a mask. This class will be outdoors. Mask use is mandatory.

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

This class is 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.

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. You can review WABA’s full guidelines for classes here.

  • 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.
  • Classes will be limited to 10 participants and 4 instructors.
  • All instructors and participants are required to wear face masks for the duration of the class.
  • WABA requires participants to wear face masks in accordance with CDC and jurisdictional mask guidelines at all in-person events:
    • Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. 
    • Masks must be secured below the chin. 
    • Participants should sanitize their hands before and after touching their mask or face area. 
    • For more details, read the full CDC mask guidelines. 
  • 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.
  • All instructors and participants are required to maintain social distancing (6 ft apart) for the duration of the class
  • In the event of a minor injury (cuts or scrapes) participants will be provided with first aid supplies to treat themselves. If an individual is unable to treat themselves, or if a more serious injury occurs, WABA will call for an ambulance for additional medical care.
  • Parents will be asked to wait away from the class and not participate.

Cost

$10.00

Location

Four Mile Run Park Plaza
4121 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 232305

WABA Instructors will be wearing teal polos.

Parking recommendations: Parking is located here, directly adjacent to the plaza. Additional overflow parking is located at Frank Mann Field which is a 0.7 mi walk.  

Driving/Parking
Parking is available at this location off of Mt. Vernon Avenue, either at the Four Mile Run Field Parking Lot or on adjacent side streets.

MetroBus
Go multi-modal! The bus stop at the Plaza is served by buses 10A, 10B, 10E, 23A, and 23B. Not sure how to get your bike on a bus, check out our post on going multi-modal for tips and tricks.

Register