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Click HERE for PDF of "Teaching Your Child to Bicycle" This presentation is used in the Parent Clinic on how to teach your child to bicycle. The presentation outlines the steps used to teach youth AND adults how to ride a bike for the first time. Connie Szabo Schmucker is available for consultation via phone or email if you have additional questions at or 317-777-9630.

Recording on Online Learn-to-Bike Clinic (7/28/2020)

Link to Bicycle Colorado's Learn-to-Bike presentation (has trouble-shooting videos)

Link to Local Motion (VT) video on How to Stop and Start Safely


Want to learn how to ride a bicycle?  Now’s your chance.  This class is for all bike-beginners!  

Riding a bicycle is fun, but sometimes learning HOW to ride a bike for the first time can be a challenge. If you don't know how to ride a bike or need some assistance in teaching your child how to ride a bike, these introductory Learn-to-Ride Classes are just for you! 

Learn-to-Ride classes are for adults (age 13+) and youth (age 7-12) who are ready to learn how to ride a bicycle. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time.

Learning to balance is the key to learning how to ride a bike;. Learn-to-Ride classes focus on this critical skill first. After students learn to balance successfully, pedaling is easy. During the class, students will work on braking with hand brakes, balancing, coasting, turning, starting, stopping. If progress in coasting and balancing for at least 40 feet is accomplished, learning to pedal is easy. 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 class or individual lesson as a follow-up!

Sign up for a Learn-to-Ride Class and we'll help you or your child start riding! Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent. 

Learn-to-Ride Classes are taught by Bicycle Garage Indy’s Advocacy Director Connie Szabo Schmucker. She has taught dozens of people of all ages (youth and adults) how to ride a bike for the first time.

Learn-to-Ride Classes for Youth and Adults

Day/Time/ Location: Mondays, 6:30-8 pm @ Bicycle Garage Indy North, 4340 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis

Dates for Youth (age 7-12) Learn-to-Ride Classes

Dates for Adult (age 13+) Learn-to-Ride Classes: 

Registration limited to 5 students per class

Fee: $29.99 includes use of helmet and bike. 

Note: If you’d like individualized one-on-one bike riding lessons, sign up here: 


Additional Bicycle Education Resources

Along with our Learn-to-Ride Classes, Bicycle Garage Indy offers One-on-One Streetwise instruction. If you want the flexibility of personalized bicycle instruction, One-on-One StreetWise sessions are based on your needs and your schedule. These sessions cover additional bicycle skills as well as any basic skills you would like assistance with. Learn more about BGI StreetWise and other One-on-One learning opportunities at BGI.

Throughout the year, Bicycle Garage Indy and BGI Fitness also host in-store events and other clinics covering a wide range of bicycling and fitness related topics. Watch the Bicycle Garage Indy Calendar and sign up for our email newsletter for more information.