Learn to Ride a Bike in 2020

Never ridden a bike? Want to freshen up skills learned years ago? Join us this summer for a free class!

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s SAFE Ambassadors are skilled bicyclists who will work with anyone who wants to learn. The small group lessons at several locations take place off the street using the City’s Divvy bikes in a safe and supportive environment. Each participant in the two-hour class will receive a free helmet. Children are welcome too, if space is available; however, those younger than 16 must bring their own bike. Riders under 5-foot-3 may also feel more comfortable on a smaller bike.

In light of the ever-evolving coronavirus situation, the dates and locations of this summer’s classes may differ from past years. We will announce when registration opens here and on social media as soon as possible. Last year, the classes alternated between three locations: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Avenue; Mondays 6-8 p.m. at Kennedy-King College, 710 W. 65th Street; and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at Seward Park, 375 W. Elm Street.

If you are interested, please fill out this form and we will be in touch when registration opens. You can also respond by phone with your preferred day of the week along with your age, height and riding experience: 312-736-2534.