Urban Riders

Do you want your child to have the confidence to bike to the park or to the store? Want your child to have the training to ride their bikes safely and correctly? As an Urban Rider they’ll learn bike handling skills, rules of the road, and how to have fun getting wherever they want to go! Rides will include practice navigating intersections, roadways, and changing lanes while riding to all corners of the city, visiting neighborhoods and businesses.


LEVEL 1 – Trails & Lanes: This is our entry level class for children to learn how to bike on trails and bike lanes. Rides are approximately 4-6 miles, an easy 45 minutes.

LEVEL 2** -On Quiet Roads: Your child will learn how to use their gears appropriately on the streets! We will ride to student determined destinations. This class will run rain or shine and bikes need a front headlight and rear reflector. Rides are approximately 6-12 miles, a faster 45-60 minute ride.

LEVEL 3** -On Most Roads: Your child will learn how to communicate with other road users, understand the rules of the road and driver behaviors. Successfully completing this class will help them be safe bicycle commuters -and future car drivers! We will ride student determined; instructor evaluated routes. This class will run rain or shine and bikes need 8+ gears, brakes that work well at high speeds, a front headlight and rear light. Rides are approximately 10-20 miles, a faster 60-75 minute ride.
**Attend our Bike Rodeo to skill test to a higher level of Urban Riders!

REQUIREMENTS: Bring a helmet and a bike that is in good working condition. The first class will be skills, drills and evaluation. Attendance is required.

LOCATION: Telulah Park (1300 Newberry Street)
DAY: Wednesdays
DATES: June 12 – July 17 (no class July 3)
FEE: $30 resident/$55 non-resident

Urban Riders – Level 18-124:00-5:00 p.m.312309-01
Urban Riders – Level 210-145:15-6:30 p.m.312309-02
Urban Riders – Level 313-156:45-8:15 p.m.312309-03


Bike Rodeos

Our Bike Rodeos will help your child learn, at their level, the basic skills needed to bike more safely on the road. Stations will include looking back without swerving, braking techniques, riding straight while missing hazards and crossing busy streets safely. Other stations may include seeing and being seen, chaos corner and riding safely out of a driveway. In addition, children will learn basic bike sizing, bike maintenance and helmet sizing. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate so they too learn “cycling road sense.” This is a great opportunity for you and your child to learn safe bicycling together.

*Please arrive at your registered time slot.  The course will take approximately 30-45 minutes.


AGE: 4-9
DAY: Wednesday
DATE: May 8
TIME: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
FEE: FREE but participants must register for a specific start time
LOCATIONMead Pool Parking Lot, 1430 E. John Street
CLASS #: 312308 


AGE: 4-9
DAY: Wednesday
DATE: June 12
TIME: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
FEE: FREE but participants must register for a specific time slot
LOCATION: Appleton Memorial Park, parking lot near Miracle Field (1620 Witzke Blvd)
CLASS #: 312308