City Cycling Class Free To Bikeshare Members


The Washington Area Bicyclists Association and Bethesda Transportation Solutions are again hosting city cycling classes for those who want more confidence biking on busy Bethesda roads. This time, all Capital Bikeshare members will get to register for free. The class is set for Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad (5020 Battery Lane). It is reserved for Montgomery County residents and will include an "Intro to City Cycling" group that will ride on a nearby trail and a more advanced "Confident City Cycling" group that will learn how to maneuver on the street: The "Confident City Cycling" group learns advanced bike handling maneuvers. These techniques will minimize harm in specific dangerous situations. This group goes for a ride on the roads and learns about bike infrastructure, lane control, communicating with drivers, and effective road behavior. This class is for you if:

  • You are at least 16 years old (16-17 year olds should be accompanied by an adult).
  • You know how to ride a bike without assistance.
  • You are a capable rider who wants to gain more confidence and ride on city streets safely and comfortably.
Students must bring their own bike and helmet. Helmet use is mandatory in the class, even if it's not on the streets. WABA, a regional group that advocates for better bike infrastructure, and BTS, a division of the Bethesda Urban Partnership are hosting the event to entice more people to ride bikes. County officials unveiled a number of Capital Bikeshare stations last fall and are expecting the amount of riders to increase after an especially cold winter. Not only can Capital Bikeshare members attend the class for free, but Bikeshare will waive usage fees for any rider who uses a red Bikeshare bike for the class. Make sure to have your membership key number or a receipt for your rental. Registration is $5 for WABA members and $10 for non-members.

Back to Bethesda Beat

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Clarksburg Premium Outlets To Open Thursday

Local business chamber president calls site a ‘destination’

School Overcrowding Dominates Discussion at Candidates Forum

Parents press four of six school board candidates

Early Voting Starts Thursday

County opening 10 early voting sites; elections director offers tips to ease voting process

Montgomery Blair High School Student To Be Charged with Selling Drug-Laced Brownies

Two students became ill at Silver Spring School’s Homecoming dance
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored Content

Martina McBride at Strathmore for CSAAC

See country music star Martina McBride in support of her new album ‘Reckless’ – stay for a post-performance live auction of Martina autographed items!

Your Fitness Revolution Awaits!

Now open! Rock Creeks Studios in Chevy Chase: Welcoming world class coaches and innovative programming in a beautiful brand new studio! Come see with a free 7-day pass!
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module


Your Guides to Leading
Local Professionals

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Edit ModuleShow Tags