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"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.“ - Marian Wright Edelman

get rolling with PEDAL POSITIVE!

We offer bike safety and skills classes and seminars for both individuals and groups. Our certified instructors will help you achieve your goals and to have fun while doing it!

LEARN TO RIDE CLASS

FREE 2-hour class is for adults and mature teens who want to learn how to ride a bicycle in a fun, supportive environment.

Class size is limited to allow students to receive personalized instruction. Our friendly certified instructors use a safe, easy, and successful method to teach students how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike.

Most people learn to ride in one session. But, if not, you can come back for as many free sessions as you need or use the low-stress method you’ll learn to teach yourself!

  • AGE LIMIT: Students must be at least 14 years old.
  • EQUIPMENT: Bicycles and helmets are included with registration or you can bring your own in good working order.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and snacks.
  • REGISTRATION INFO: Advance registration required. Sign-up online below or contact us.
  • NOTE: Individual instruction also available on a case-by-case basis. Complete this request form.

BASIC RIDING SKILLS CLASS

FREE 2-hour open-format practice session in a fun, supportive environment for recent Learn to Ride graduates or other riders who need to work on their basic handling skills.

Class size is limited to allow students to receive personalized instruction. Our friendly certified instructors will be on-hand so you can ask questions and receive tips.

  • AGE LIMIT: Students must be at least 14 years old.
  • EQUIPMENT: Bicycles and helmets are included with registration or you can bring your own in good working order.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and snacks.
  • REGISTRATION INFO: Advance registration required. Sign-up online below or contact us.
  • NOTE: Individual instruction also available on a case-by-case basis. Complete this request form.

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

We offer FREE individual instruction for both Learn to Ride and Basic Riding Skills on a case-by-case basis.

The format is the same as our group classes and, as always, our friendly certified instructors will provide expert guidance and answer questions.

  • LOCATION: Alexandria, Arlington, Greenbelt, DC, others as needed
  • AGE LIMIT: Students must be at least 14 years old.
  • EQUIPMENT: Bicycles and helmets are included with registration or you can bring your own in good working order.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes and bring water and snacks.
  • REGISTRATION INFO: Complete this request form or contact us.

"Handle your bike bizness" WORKSHOPS

Enjoy fun, hands-on learning for a variety of practical biking-related topics with other Pedal Positive folks.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

COMMUTING BASICS SEMINAR

Avoid the traffic, save on gas, and ride to work!

Our experienced, certified instructors will come to your organization and provide a 1-hour seminar with useful info and tips to help you and your group pedal to work safer and better.

BIKE-FRIENDLY DRIVER SEMINAR

Does you organization employ a lot of drivers? Then this seminar is for you!

Our experienced, certified instructors will provide a 1-hour discussion with useful information for motorized vehicle drivers to help improve safety on the road. We'll discuss how and why bicyclists travel the roadways in the ways they do with the objective of developing a shared understanding for all road users.