It’s no secret that Chattanooga is a friend to cyclists.
From hosting Iron Man triathlons to the rent-a-bike kiosks available downtown, Chattanooga’s made a noticeable effort to become a greener, healthier, and environmentally-friendlier city, and the effort is paying off visibly. If you never had the opportunity to learn bicycling, or if you’re hoping to brush up on rusty skills (turns out you can forget), Outdoor Chattanooga is offering a solution.
Every second Monday of the month, Outdoor Chattanooga is offering a bike-riding class to cyclists of any age and any skill level. Classes consist of a set of exercises and safety drills designed to help beginners progress at their own speed and ability. Outdoor Chattanooga’s League of American Bicyclists Certified instructors will teach you everything you need to know, with drills on balance, starting, pedaling and stopping, along with how gears and brakes work. You’ll learn about different types of bikes and basic maintenance, and rules for riding on sidewalks, greenways and roads. There will be drills for hand signaling and roadway signage, so you’ll know how to cycle safely wherever you go.
You don’t even have to own a bike to participate—Outdoor Chattanooga can provide bicycles for adults and kids over four feet tall. All participants are required to wear a helmet.
Whether you’re learning for the first time, teaching somebody else, or just wanting a refresher, meet Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park for an opportunity to participate in Chattanooga’s growing outdoor community. Pre-registration is required.