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Bike New York: Free Classes in the Bronx April 2016

The Bronx REACH CHAMPS program aims to reduce obesity and improve the overall health and wellness of the Bronx's culturally and ethnically diverse population. Bronx REACH CHAMPS works with such community programs as Bike New York, New York City’s leading proponent of cycling as a practical, sustainable, and healthy means of transportation and recreation. With the weather getting warming outside, Bike New York is scheduling free classes in the Bronx to provide opportunities for the community to stay physically active. Check out the recently announced schedule of April 2016 classes below.

April 16
Learn to Ride—Adults Class
Bronx, Crotona Park; Boxcar Playground - use park entrance at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

DETAILS
Class Duration: 2 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

April 17
Street Skills Ride Class
Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park, Southwest Playground, VCP South (240th St) at Putman Ave
11:00AM - 2:00PM

OVERVIEW
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors.

DETAILS
Class Duration: 3 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free environment (for skill drills) and open streets (for ride)
Class size: Up to 15 adults and mature teens
Instructors: 2 League-certified Cycling Instructors
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided*
Registration policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-up students are not allowed.
Prerequisite: Students must attend an evening Street Skills Class before participating in a Street Skills Ride.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e. wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

April 17
Learn to Ride—Adults
Bronx, St Mary's Park; enter at St Mary's St at Cypress Ave OR Jackson Ave at E 145 St. Meet between Baseball field & Track
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Learn to Ride—Adults is a free class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. Doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method, Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

DETAILS
Class Duration: 2 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

April 23
Street Skills Ride Class
Bronx, Crotona Park; Boxcar Playground - use park entrance at Crotona Park East & Charlotte St
11:00PM - 2:00PM

OVERVIEW
Street Skills Rides are free weekend programs for adults and mature teens who want to increase their comfort and confidence when cycling on city streets. After you’ve taken our Street Skills Class, you can use your newfound knowledge to tackle our bike-handling skill drills, and then top it off with a small group ride of 5-8 miles with similarly-skilled cyclists and League-certified Cycling Instructors.

DETAILS
Class Duration: 3 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free environment (for skill drills) and open streets (for ride)
Class size: Up to 15 adults and mature teens
Instructors: 2 League-certified Cycling Instructors
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets provided*
Registration policy: Advance registration is required of all participants; walk-up students are not allowed.
Prerequisite: Students must attend an evening Street Skills Class before participating in a Street Skills Ride.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e. wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

April 24
Bike Practice Session Class
Bronx, St Mary's Park; enter at St Mary's St at Cypress Ave OR Jackson Ave at E 145 St. Meet between Baseball field & Track
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Bike Practice Session is a 2 hour, supervised practice session, not a structured class. Participants can practice on one of Bike New York’s loaner bikes (if you register in advance), though we encourage using your own bike. We provide a safe, controlled learning area and the watchful eyes of Bike New York’s trained coaches, who will offer tips on how to effectively stop, start and steer a bike. Bike Practice Session is intended for recent Learn to Ride participants, but we welcome anyone who isn’t confident with their bike control skills.

DETAILS
Class Duration: 2 hours
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Age Restrictions: Students must be at least 14 years old.
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets will be provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration Policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.

April 24
Learn to Ride and Bike Practice Session Package Class
Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park, Southwest Playground, VCP South (240th St) at Putman Ave
11:00AM - 1:00PM

OVERVIEW
Bike New York's free package of a Learn to Ride – Adults class and a Bike Practice Session are designed to get you riding with confidence and competence after just two classes, two hours each, a week apart.

Register for the two classes at once, making registration easy and ensuring that you won’t get closed out of Bike Practice Session.

In order to really take advantage of our Learn to Ride class, participants should practice their new skills soon after. Since that may prove difficult for someone who doesn’t have a bike or a safe place to practice, we have packaged together our proven Learn to Ride – Adults class with our new Bike Practice Session, scheduled one week apart at some of our Bike Ed Centers.

Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join for another free class!

Bike New York's Bike Practice session is designed for students to further practice the skills they’ve acquired in Learn to Ride. Remember, practice makes perfect!

DETAILS
Class Duration: Each class is 2 hours long.
Class Location: Traffic-free Community Bicycle Education Center – NOT ALL locations offer this package.
Class Size: 20-25 adults and mature teens
Age Restrictions: Students must be at least 14 years old. Participants between 14 and 18 years old must attend with a legal guardian.
Equipment: Bicycles and helmets will be provided to those who register online for the class*.
Registration Policy: Advance registration is preferred; walk-up students are accepted as space allows.

*Anyone who chooses to bring their own bicycle must ensure that the bicycle fits and is in good working order (i.e., wheels spin freely, brakes function).

Register here.