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 10:00am, are 2-hours. Cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration required. Private lessons available upon request.
Summer Schedule: July 13, 27; August 17, 24, 31
Bike Basics Skills:
This class is a follow-up class to Learn to Ride. Once the rider masters balance and can start riding, this class offers a place to hone those new skills - starting/stopping, riding in a straight line, scanning, signaling, turning, and shifting gears.
Classes, held on Tuesdays at 10:30am, are 2 hours. Cost is $60 per person. Pre-registration required. Private lessons available upon request.
Spring Schedule: April 4, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27
City Riding Skills:
This class is to help get riders comfortable getting from point A to point B via the streets of NYC. We will review basic skills, discuss the rules of the road, map out a ride, and head out! This class is by request and can be taught as a private or semi-private session.
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.
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 minutes and usually take place in Prospect or Central Park. Cost is $100 per session.