Join in the fun by taking this original self-guided class anywhere in the world. I’m Pattie Baker, author of the Traveling at the Speed of Bike book and blog. I’m a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (#5382 — one of only five female LCIs in the USA state of Georgia). I also serve pro bono as the first Metro Atlanta Bicycle Mayor (here’s my Year 1 exec summary) as part of a global consortium (including a group of Bicycle Mayors in India who just got nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!) with the Amsterdam-based nonprofit BYCS, and as a PeopleForBikes Ambassador.
(Note: If you have a disability, you may be surprised that for many people with disabilities, riding a bike is easier than walking. Studies show that something like 50% of people with disabilities can ride a regular two-wheeled bike, and upwards of 75% can ride some sort of adaptive cycle. Meet Jillian Banfield, my fellow Bicycle Mayor colleague. See Seniors-on-Trikes recommendations as well.)
HI! DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN LEARN TO RIDE A BIKE AS AN ADULT — AND THAT YOU MAY BE JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AWAY FROM THIS BUCKET LIST GOAL OF YOURS?
I break it down into 5 easy, proven steps (in this order):
After some time practicing (I usually recommend a month), you can then follow this quick class with my free Pedal Power with Pattie Basic Bike Skills Class for more skills to keep rolling (including the ABC Quick Check; bike handling and hazard avoidance techniques; tips for route selection, lane positioning, and gear-changing; legal rules of the road; nutrition and equipment care; and more).
OR, you can just move on to your next Bucket List goal!
Let’s start with what you need to be Ride-Ready, and then let’s get you Traveling at the Speed of Bike!!
Note: I assume no liability for sharing my lived and learned expertise