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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bike New York Bringing Free Bicycle Classes To Roosevelt Island - Winter Riding Class Today and Learn To Ride For Adults Next Thursday

Image From Bike New York

According to Bike New York:
New Free Classes on Roosevelt Island!
Winter Riding 101

What: Don’t let the cold slow you down – learn how to weather the weather in this indoor class.

When: Thursday, December 5 (7:30PM – 8:30PM)

Where: Roosevelt Island, in the Sportspark ping pong room

Learn to Ride – Adults

What: We aren’t your dad, and we aren’t going to just shove you down a hill. Using our safe, easy, stress-free method, adults and teens will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike.

Walk in; roll out. Bikes & helmets provided.

When: Thursday, December 12 (10:00AM – 12:00PM; 1:00PM – 3:00PM)

Where: Roosevelt Island, in the Sportspark gym

To register, visit For more information on Bike New York classes, contact Caitlin Goodspeed at or by telephone at (212) 870-2075.
The NY Times describes one woman's experience learning how to ride a bike as an adult:
... It was during a jog around Brooklyn Bridge Park that I noticed an adults-only bike-riding class. (I like to run by the water because cardio is important and because I like to plan escape routes in the event of an apocalypse.) I signed up online, and a week later, at 10 a.m. on a Saturday, I found myself waiting with 20 other grown-ups for a two-hour session taught by an instructor and three volunteers....
and here's a video showing other adults learning to ride.

Remember, if your bike needs fixing, just call for

the Bicycle Repairman.