Is your child ready to lose the training wheels?  Are you tired of running up and down the sidewalk? Learn easy, hands-on techniques to get your child riding solo on two wheels! This innovative approach includes balancing, gliding, pedaling.  Participants receive instruction from volunteers and then practice what they've learned with the help of a parent or grown up on a closed course.  Developed in collaboration with City of Madison Department of Traffic Engineering bicycle safety educators, Learn 2 Ride is a Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association (WPRA) Silver Star Award Winning program.   

Every participant receives a free bike helmet, helmet fitting, instruction and practice time. Participants must bring their own bike and a participating adult!

See what happens - check out this video!   Learn 2 Ride Video by Alex Connelly  

2016 Dates & Details:

  • Sunday, May 15 at Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave.Learn to ride a bike
    • 8:30-10:00 AM - Course #10428

    • 9:00-10:30 AM - Course #10429

    • 10:00-11:30 AM - Course #10430

    • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM - Course #10431

    • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM - Course # 10432 (Ages 13+)

  • Sunday, May 22 at Memorial High School, 55 S. Gammon Rd.

    • 8:30-10:00 AM - Course #10424

    • 9:00-10:30 AM - Course #10425

    • 10:00-11:30 AM - Course #10426

    • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM - Course #10427

Age: Open to youth ages 4-12 years.

Fee: $10/MMSD Resident, $15/Non-Resident 

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Volunteers - We NEED you!

Learn 2 Ride depends on community members to make the event a success!  Are you interested in helping teach youth to ride bikes safely?  

Volunteer roles include: Helmet Fitting, Registration, Course Trainer and Bike Inspector.

Click Here to sign up for a volunteer shift. 

 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

 City of Madison Traffic Engineering          Schwinn Logo           Helmets on Heads logo

 

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