Learn to Ride
Welcome to the Learn to Ride page!
Learn to Ride is just what it sounds like! We'll be teaching your kid(s) how to ride a bike using the "balance bike" method. For more information about how the balance bike method works, and how to teach your own children how to ride using this method, go to our Balance Bike page.
Local Motion uses the "balance bike" method to help kids lose the training wheels and learn to ride in just a few hours. The Balance Bike method allows children to practice balancing before combining it with pedaling. For many children, breaking up the tasks helps them learn how to ride their bicycle more quickly and with less stress.
Are you interested in having your child attend a Learn to Ride Class in Burlington?
Local Motions Learn to Ride bike class for kids will take place at Burlington's Leddy Park (216 Leddy Park Rd, Burlington, VT 05408).
Date: June 6 (tentative--may be canceled due to COVID-19)
(May 16 has been canceled.)
Bikes: We will have balance bikes of all sizes available for children, and enough for everyone. We will not have pedaled bicycles available, so families must bring their own. Please check that the bicycles are in good working condition and that they fit the child.
You can check your child's bicycle fit here:
You can check to make sure your child's bike is ready to ride here:
10:00-11:00 ages: 3-5
11:30-12:30 ages: 5-7
1:00-2:00 ages: 7 and older
Free to Local Motion Members!
Non-Local Motion Members:
$20 per family if you have pre-registered
(using this form)
$40 per family on the day of the event.
You can sign up for a class here:
Learn To Ride Sign Up Form
For Summer Camps
We offer a Learn to Ride trailer (and curriculum training for instructors) for organizations to offer Learn to Ride classes in their community, as well as running two Learn to Ride classes in the Burlington area in the late spring and early summer.
Are you an organization? Request the Learn to Ride Trailer here: Learn to Ride Trailer Request Form Would you like to learn more about our Learn to Ride Trailer? Learn more here: Request the Learn to Ride Trailer
Are you interested in having your child attend a Learn to Ride Class in Burlington? We will have sign-ups for Learn to Ride soon. If you are interested in being notified when we schedule our Burlington classes, go here: Learn To Ride Interest Form
For more information about how the balance bike method works, and how to teach your own children how to ride using this method, go to our Balance Bike page.