Fayetteville is full of opportunities to enjoy world-class biking amenities, from road to gravel to skills courses and urban trails - but what if you don’t know how to ride a bike?!
As cycling grows in Fayetteville and in the region, we want to be sure that no one has to miss out on the authentic cycling experiences that Fayetteville has to offer! That’s why we’re partnering with Trailblazers, a local bicycle advocacy non-profit, to offer free community classes where adults can learn how to ride a bike.
Adult First Ride, a series of short cycling classes for adults, will teach the skills and techniques needed to ride a bike in Fayetteville with confidence. Experience Fayetteville will cover all class costs while Pedal It Forward, another local non-profit with a mission to increase the number of people using bikes, will provide bicycles and helmets to participants.
The classes are 1.5 hours in length and will be held indoors at the Yvonne Richardson Center in Fayetteville. Attendees will learn the balance first method, which breaks down how to get on and off the bike, operating the bikes, balancing, and then finally pedaling. The intent of the classes is to provide an encouraging learning environment for adults who have never ridden a bike, allowing them to receive the support and instruction they need to learn to pedal comfortably and independently.
Whether you’d like the opportunity to make biking part of your life for exercise, transportation, mental health, fun, or beyond, it’s an easy activity to enjoy in Fayetteville once you’ve learned how to ride! Adult First Ride instructors will provide resources to all participants on where to ride for practice, rules of the road and where to find upcoming event info and groups for new riders. Learning to ride as an adult can be intimidating - but we can make it easier!
The free classes will take place:
- Saturday, July 16 from 10:00 - 11:30am
- Sunday, August 21 from 1:30 - 3:00pm
- Wednesday, September 21 from 6:30- 8:00pm
Registration for Adult First Ride classes is now available at the links above. We can’t wait to see you on the trails!