Learn to Ride 2017

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is again teaming up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), the exclusive system sponsor of the Divvy bike share program, to offer free bicycle riding classes for adults this summer.   Classes start June 12 and will be held on Monday evenings on the South and West Sides of the City.  Participants don’t need to have a bike, as Divvy is providing bikes for anyone who needs them.

The classes are taught by the City’s team of Bicycling Ambassadors and are designed to encourage adults who have never ridden a bike or not ridden bikes recently to feel comfortable on the City’s streets.

Participants in the two-hour long classes running from 6 to 8 pm will receive a free helmet, courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield. The classes are also open to children if space is available, however, children under 16 are required to provide their own bike, as Divvy does not allow riders under age 16.

From June 12 – August 28, the classes will alternate between two locations:

Chicago Center for Green Technology
445 N. Sacramento Avenue
6 pm – 8 pm

  • June 12
  • June 26
  • July 10
  • July 24
  • August 7
  • August 21

Kennedy King College
710 W. 65th Street
6 pm – 8 pm

  • June 19
  • July 3
  • July 17
  • July 31
  • August 14
  • August 28

You must RSVP to attend a class, so the program can ensure that enough instructors are available.  To RSVP, call 312-744-8147.


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