Free Citi Bike Street Skills


The now Iconic – Blue CitiBike

Thu, 8/22 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Brooklyn, Ft. Green: Red Lantern Bicycles 345 Myrtle Ave[Map >] Register >
Tue, 8/27 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Manhattan, Soho Bicycle Habitat, 244 Lafayette Street< map > Register >

Thinking of joining Citi Bike, New York City’s new bike share system? Attend a Citi Bike Street Skills class for a short session that includes bike share basics, like pricing and station locations, as well as essential street riding tips. Every participant will leave with a free 24-hour pass to Citi Bike, worth $9.95!

Each Street Skills class offers important street riding information in a quick, off-bike session. The interactive class will provide concrete examples of city cycling scenarios and how best to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Topics will include where bikes fit on New York City’s bustling streets, whether in a bike lane, traffic lane, bike box and much more. Join fellow Citi Bike riders (and future Citi Bike riders) to learn from certified cycling instructors in an informal, classroom-style presentation and discussion in a lively space where snacks, drinks, and good company are provided.

Street Skills classes teach the need-to-knows of urban street cycling. Participants leave with a complete understanding of their rights and responsibilities on the road as well as bike-related goodies from Bike New York.  The class covers:

  • Understanding bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road
  • How to avoid basic road hazards
  • Understanding traffic principles
  • Where to ride on the road, including lane and intersection positioning and changing lanes
  • How to use New York City bike facilities including various types of bike lanes, bike boxes, and more

Street Skills classes consist of entirely classroom-based learning. Participants will receive literature and accessories to ensure continued safe and enjoyable riding.

After attending a Street Skills class, we highly recommend joining Bike New York for a Street Skills ride, where you will put your knowledge to good use!

Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system. With thousands of bicycles at hundreds of stations, riding a bike in NYC has never been easier!

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