Local bike groups announce new classes to teach adults to ride

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Never learned to ride a bike but always wanted to? A local organization will host a series of free classes to help you do just that.

Local non-profit Trailblazers + Ethic (formerly Bike NWA) will offer free classes designed to teach adults to “ride bikes with confidence,” the organization announced this month.

The first class, called Adult First Ride, will teach those who have never ridden a bike or haven’t ridden since they were a child to pedal comfortably and confidently.

The first two classes will be held at Pedal it Forward in Rogers, Arkansas from 5:30-7 p.m. on April 4 and April 18. The classes are free, sponsored by People For Bikes.

“This program aims to reach those who have, due to many varying factors, not yet learned to ride,” said Anya Bruhin, bike education program manager. “We want to give everyone the opportunity to make biking a part of their life, be it for exercise, transportation, mental health, or just plain fun. We recognize that learning to ride as an adult can be intimidating, and we are here to help make it less so. We want to increase access to this lifelong activity to our entire diverse community. Everyone should have the opportunity to ride a bike.”-

Online registration is available here.

For more information, email [email protected].