Over forty people filled the back room of Bicycle Habitat in SoHo for a recent Citi Bike Street Skills class.If you’re new to city cycling, getting back in the saddle after a few years away, or interested in learning tips on safely navigating urban traffic, Citi Bike’s street skills class is for you.In a fun interactive classroom environment, Citi Bike Street Skills focuses on city cycling scenarios like traffic, jaywalkers, puddles and intersections and how to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Even better, every participant will learn how to use the Citi Bike system, get an introduction to the bike’s features, and receive a free 24-hour pass to Citi Bike worth $9.95!The classes are being offered in partnership with Bike New York and taught by a certified cycling instructor. The free, hour-long class will give you the confidence and know-how to take full advantage of Citi Bike from the second the system opens. Classes alternate between Manhattan one week and then Brooklyn the next. Manhattan classes are held at Bicycle Habitat in SoHo, and Brooklyn sessions are at Red Lantern in Fort Greene. “There’s so much that people can do to make themselves feel confident and more comfortable on the road. You can adjust a few behaviors and have so much more fun,” said Emilia Crotty, the education and outreach manager at NYC Bike Share.You can find a schedule of classes, as well as registration information and more details here. Additional dates are being added for June. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Ride Smarter with Citi Bike Street Skills — Motivate

Ride Smarter with Citi Bike Street Skills

Over forty people filled the back room of Bicycle Habitat in SoHo for a recent Citi Bike Street Skills class.If you’re new to city cycling, getting back in the saddle after a few years away, or interested in learning tips on safely navigating urban traffic, Citi Bike’s street skills class is for you.In a fun interactive classroom environment, Citi Bike Street Skills focuses on city cycling scenarios like traffic, jaywalkers, puddles and intersections and how to handle them so that you enjoy pleasant, stress-free rides. Even better, every participant will learn how to use the Citi Bike system, get an introduction to the bike’s features, and receive a free 24-hour pass to Citi Bike worth $9.95!The classes are being offered in partnership with Bike New York and taught by a certified cycling instructor. The free, hour-long class will give you the confidence and know-how to take full advantage of Citi Bike from the second the system opens. Classes alternate between Manhattan one week and then Brooklyn the next. Manhattan classes are held at Bicycle Habitat in SoHo, and Brooklyn sessions are at Red Lantern in Fort Greene. “There’s so much that people can do to make themselves feel confident and more comfortable on the road. You can adjust a few behaviors and have so much more fun,” said Emilia Crotty, the education and outreach manager at NYC Bike Share.You can find a schedule of classes, as well as registration information and more details here. Additional dates are being added for June. RSVP is appreciated but not required.