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Beginner Biking

The Core TMA is offering a free beginner’s bicycling course for adults. Using Explore Bike Share bikes, the course is aimed at teaching adults to ride or allowing adults to practice bicycling skills.

Biking in Memphis

Beginner Biking is a free bike skills course for adults who have never ridden a bike. The course teaches basic bike-riding skills and safety tips from experts. Those with bicycling experience can get support with skills such as signaling, turning, and interacting with other people biking or walking.

The Beginner Biking course runs for two hours and is designed for adults 18 and older. Each two-hour lesson allows students to learn the basic skills they need to be comfortable riding a bicycle based on their experience level. The classes are taught using Explore Bike Share bikes, provided at no cost, along with a personal helmet for each adult student. Participants can also bring and use their own bikes for the lesson.

WE ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED FOR 2023 CLASSES! PLEASE USE THE FORM TO BE NOTIFIED FIRST FOR OUR SPRING 2024 CLASSES!

You must register to participate in the course as space is limited, and classes are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, fill out the registration form here.

Lesson dates:

June:

  • Saturday, June 3: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM
  • Thursday, June 8: St. Patrick Catholic Church from 3-5 PM
  • Saturday, June 24: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM

September:

  • Saturday, September 2: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM
  • Thursday, September 7: St. Patrick Catholic Church from 3-5 PM
  • Saturday, September 30: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM

October

  • Saturday, October 7: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM
  • Thursday, October 12: St. Patrick Catholic Church from 3-5 PM
  • Saturday, October 28: Raymond James Employee Parking Lot from 8-10 AM

Beginner Biking courses are taught by Core TMA partners from the Downtown Memphis Commission, Explore Bike Share, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, and Commute Options as a shared initiative.

The Core TMA is a partnership of businesses and organizations working together to create a better network of transportation, mobility, and parking solutions. The goals of the TMA are to expand public knowledge of mobility options, reduce the number of trips made alone in personal vehicles, and encourage safe and sustainable transportation choices.

WE ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED FOR 2023 CLASSES! PLEASE USE THE FORM TO BE NOTIFIED FIRST FOR OUR SPRING 2024 CLASSES!

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