Go Redmond is offering bicycle education classes for adults to help you ride safely and confidently in Redmond.

These small classes will give participants the practical knowledge to ride safely and confidently with a mix of classroom instruction and hands on experience. 

Classes are over three consecutive weekends, for 3 hours each class (9 hours total) and is free for people who live or work in Redmond (98052).  There are classes available for adults who have never ridden a bike before and a beginner class.

Start Cycling: Learn to Ride A Bike

If you’ve never ridden a bike, this class is for you.  In Start Cycling! Learn to Ride a Bike, you will learn how to:

  • Balance on two wheels
  • Pedal
  • Steer
  • Brake
  • Shift gears
  • Scan over your shoulder
  • Properly fit your bike and helmet
  • Do a safety check on your bike

In Start Cycling! Learn to Ride a Bike, you will learn these skills in a small-group, supportive environment where you build your skills and confidence through on-bike practice and classroom instruction.  You will develop your skills and knowledge with a lot of one-on-one attention from your instructor, riding in an empty parking lot without cars or traffic.  You’ll be amazed with what you can do, as you experience the freedom of riding a bike.

Start Cycling! Learn to Ride a Bike is available to adults (18 or older) who live or work in Redmond.  No prior experience on a bike needed.  All fitness and experience levels are welcome. Students need to bring their own helmet.  Students may bring their own bike, or borrow one for free.  If you need to borrow a bike, mark that you need one on the registration form so we can reserve one for you.

2019 Class Dates To Be Announced

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To be added to a waitlist for a full class, click the "Register" button and under the class selection, let us know which class you'd like to be waitlisted for.  If any spots open, you will be contacted.

 

Road Ready: Bike Handling Boot Camp

Are you new to bicycling?  Have you just learned to ride a bike?  Has it been ages since you've been on a bike?  Want to brush up on your bike skills before hitting the road?

Road Ready: Bike Handling Boot Camp will help you improve your bike handling skills, and enable you to control your bike with confidence.  In Road Ready: Bike Handling Boot Camp, you'll learn how to:

  • Power Pedal Start
  • Accelerate quickly
  • Control your speed with your brakes
  • Stop smoothly
  • Turn 
  • Steer around obstacles
  • Shift gears
  • Ride with one hand
  • Scan over your shoulder
  • Signal turns and lane changes
  • Make high-speed turns
  • Do a balance stop
  • Perform a bike safety check
  • Wear a helmet correctly

Road Ready: Bike Handling Boot Camp is available to adults (18 or older) who live or work in Redmond.  Students need to be able to ride a 2-wheel bike.  All fitness and experience levels are welcome. Students need to bring their own helmet.  Students may bring their own bike as long as it is in good working order, or borrow one for free.  If you need to borrow a bike, mark that you need one on the registration form so we can reserve one for you. 

2019 Class Dates To Be Announced

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About the Instructor, Brian Watson

Brian Watson is a bicycling educator from Bremerton, WA, and loves teaching people how to experience the joy and freedom of riding a bike. 

With a supportive, dynamic, individualized teaching style, Brian helps students become more confident bicyclists, regardless of age, ability, or reason for riding.  Whether you have a lot of experience on a bike, haven't been on a bike since you were a kid, or have never ridden a bike before, Brian will help you learn how to get around on 2-wheels safely and effectively.

Brian holds certifications in bicycling education from the American Bicycling Education Association as a Cycling Savvy Instructor, and from the League of American Bicyclists as a League Cycling Instructor.  When he's not teaching bicycling for Go Redmond, Brian offers one-on-one bicycle coaching services and small-group bicycling classes throughout the Pacific NW through BicycleTeacher, his bicycling education service.

Brian is also a sculptor, whose work you can see at Watson Studios