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Montgomery County Department of Transportation Sponsors Popular ‘Learn to Ride’ Adult Bike Classes This Fall

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 23, 2021

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sponsoring six learning opportunities for residents to take an Adult Learn to Ride bike class led by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).

These classes are led by certified WABA instructors and designed for adults age 18 or older who have never ridden a bike before, have tried to learn but have been unsuccessful or who have not ridden for some time. Students will learn the basics of balancing, gliding, pedaling, and stopping using techniques to ride comfortably and confidently.

The cost is $10 for Montgomery County residents, and there is no fee for WABA and Capital Bikeshare for All members.

Class Dates:


*Saturday, Sept. 18                                                   Sunday, Sept. 26

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                        10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wheaton Ice Arena Parking Lot                                  Burtonsville Park & Ride Lot

11717 Orebaugh Drive, Wheaton                               15701 Columbia Pike (behind

                                                                                    Burtonsville Crossing Shopping   

                                                                                    Ctr.), Burtonsville                                                                                     

*Saturday, Oct. 2                                                      *Saturday, Oct. 16

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                        10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wheaton Ice Arena Parking Lot                                 Montgomery College

11717 Orebaugh Drive, Wheaton                              850 Hungerford Drive-parking     

                                                                                   lot 13, Rockville                                                                                                                                                       

Saturday, Nov. 6                                                       Saturday, Nov. 13

Location to be determined                                         Location to be determined

Class size is limited and fills up quickly. To register, visit

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The Learn to Ride bike classes offer residents an affordable way to include biking as another form of transportation. It’s also a great way to prepare for and participate in the MCDOT Car Free Day and Bike Swag Bag contest.

*These locations will also offer free e-scooter safety training from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for adults 18 and older who have a valid driver’s license. No registration is required for e-scooter training and walk-ups are welcome.

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Release ID: 21-667
Media Contact: Emily DeTitta, 240-372-2282
Categories: Transportation