WHERE CAN AN ADULT LEARN TO RIDE A BIKE?
May 5, 2006
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I'm 32 years old and I don't
know how to ride a bike.
I found your Web site as I was
looking on-line, and I saw that you offer lessons in California.
I live in Denver. I was wondering if you know of any organization
or individual that gives lessons in my area. Thanks for
Hm, I havent taught bicycling
in California for about five years. Some Web content seems
to last longer than incumbent Congressmen.
I commend you for wanting to take
the first step in learning to bike. People twice your age
have successfully taken learn-to-ride classes, so you sure
havent gotten too old to learn.
In the U.S., many states and large
cities have bicycling advocacy organizations that can help
you find bike classes. To learn about an organization near
you, use the directory of the Thunderhead
Also, the League of American Bicyclists
certifies bicycling instructors across the U.S. Its
Web site lets you search for instructors in your state.
You might contact one in your area and ask about learning
Incidentally, I teach adults to
bicycle for the first time, and on one
of my Web pages you can read about the method I use.
(The page describes how to teach kids, but I use pretty
much the same method for adults.)
Finally: After you learn to bike,
I suggest you get my book, Urban
Bikers Tricks & Tips. It shows (with pictures)
how to build your cycling confidence and get comfortable
with riding in traffic.