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Learn to Ride Classes

Learn to ride more confidently, stronger, and faster with these hands-on cycling classes, designed to help you learn:



Andree Sanders, known in NYC as the "bike whisperer", has helped hundreds of New Yorkers learn to ride and is a League Certified Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists. She is also the Executive Director of Trip for Kids Metro NY, working with urban youth through mountain biking

Learn to Ride A Bike:

This is a fun and friendly class designed for adults and children. Using the Balance Method, known for its low-stress, crash-free success, the pedals are removed, allowing the rider to push themselves until they can coast, teaching the body to balance on two wheels. Once the rider can coast, we re-introduce the pedals and help put it all together.

Classes, held on Thursdays at 10:15am, are 2-hours. Cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration required. Private lessons available upon request.

Summer Schedule: July 7, 14, 28; August 18; September 15, 22, 29

City Bicycling Skills: 

This class offers beginners a place to practice their new skills, such as starting/stopping, riding in a straight line, shifting, scanning, and signaling.

Classes, held on Tuesdays at 10:30am, are 2 hours. Cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration required. Private lessons available upon request.

Summer Schedule: July 12, 26; August 16; September 13

> To register and for more info, email andree@bicyclehabitat.com.



Kristen Phillips is a USA Cycling Certified Coach with racing experience as a MTB Pro and Category 2. She has been teaching clinics and coaching cyclists since 2005. Kristen is the co-founder of Bicycle Habitat Women's Cycling.

Road Riding: 

You've got all the gear, now learn what you need to do to become a strong and confident road cyclist!

Private instruction is available by appointment for riders looking to quickly improve their skills by working one-on-one with a coach. Topics covered will be based on your individual goals, and usually include shifting, braking, bike handling, cadence, body position, nutrition, rules of the road, and group riding. You will get to know your own equipment and rapidly advance your own skills and abilities on the bike. 
Sessions are 60-90 minutes and usually take place in Prospect Park (road cycling) or Cunningham Park (mountain biking). Cost is $85 per session.

> To register and for more info, email kristen@bicyclehabitat.com.



David Vollbach is NYC-based bike fitter, mechanic, and cyclist. He has competed in numerous competitions in mountain and road racing. Dave manages the Soho location of Bicycle Habitat and is a Specialized BG Fit Technician.

Ride Stronger:

David helps you get competitive on your bike for endurance and performance. Learn improved handling, training routes and rides, and better techniques for riding or racing. Routes and sessions vary on your goals; generally $90 per hour. Most one-on-one rides are at 8:30 am, weekdays. Some weekends available. 

  • Ride to Nyack
  • West Side Highway
  • Central/Prospect Park training 

> To register or for more info, email  david@bicyclehabitat.com