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Upcoming Classes & Registration

Adult bicycle safety class participants in New Haven

Spring Classes and Rides

NCAT offers FREE classes for every level of experience, from beginning to balance through advanced skills and social group rides.

 

Our certified League Cycling Instructors are excited to ride with you and provide educational support toward whatever goals you have on a bike. Let's ride!

Looking for more in May? Check out New Haven Bike Month

Bike Skills 202: Bike Path Ride for Adults

Monday, May 13th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This on-bike class gives novice and intermediate adult cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills on short, easy, mostly flat group rides. Teens who are 14 years old and up are welcome too. For those participants that know how to ride their bike non-stop for at least one mile, this is a class to learn how to ride in a group and use good etiquette on a multi-use trail. For novice cyclists that recently learned how to ride, this is a good way to practice starting and stopping and  handling the bike to avoid obstacles, and a good way to build physical endurance. Take one of our Learn to Ride classes (Bike Skills 102) if you still need to learn to balance and pedal smoothly. It's also a chance to meet other people who live riding their bikes and explore the New Haven area! 

This ride will be about 2 or miles on the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway (a bike path).

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 203: Kids Bike Path Ride

Saturday, May 18th, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This on-bike class gives youth cyclists more opportunities to sharpen their skills on short, easy, mostly flat group rides. You are required to have taken Bike Skills 101 and/or Bike Skills 103. Children and their parents/guardians can meet other novice cyclists and explore the New Haven area. These rides will take place on bike paths (also called greenways), such as the Farmington Canal Greenway, with minimal riding on streets.

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 102: Learn-to-Ride for Adults

Monday, May 20th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Path / Bike Lane Ride at Long Wharf

Thursday, May 30th, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Metropolitan Business Academy, 115 Water St, New Haven, CT

Join community members, school staff, and students on a joyful bike ride on the bike trails of Long Wharf!  We’ll begin at Metropolitan Business Academy at 115 Water Street, and make stops at the Canal Dock Boathouse, view the New Haven coastline, food trucks, Long Wharf Nature Preserve, Sound School, and Hotel Marcel.

The ride is about 4 miles long, on separated bike lanes and bike paths to Long Wharf Nature Preserve and back. We’ll have ride marshals who will moderate the pace and make sure no one is ‘dropped’ off the back of the group.

This fun ride doubles as a “Bike Skills 202” on-bike class.  The goal is to provide novice and intermediate cyclists an opportunity to sharpen their skills on short, easy, mostly flat group rides.  (If you need to learn to balance and pedal smoothly, please first take one of our “Learn to Ride” classes, such as “Bike Skills 102.”)

For those participants who know how to ride their bike non-stop for at least one mile, this class ride offers an opportunity to ride in a group while practicing cycling etiquette on a multi-use trail. For novice cyclists that recently learned how to ride, this is an excellent way to apply starting and stopping strategies, avoiding obstacles, and building physical endurance. 

 

What to bring: 

  • A water bottle to stay hydrated. 

  • A helmet - or let us know that you need to borrow a helmet

  • A bicycle in good working order - or let us know if you need a bike in the registration form

Contact us if you have questions.

Bike Skills 102: Learn-to-Ride for Adults

Saturday, June 1st, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 102: Learn-to-Ride for Adults

Monday, May 13th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 102: Learn-to-Ride for Adults

Saturday, May 18th, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 102: Learn-to-Ride for Adults

Monday, May 27th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for adults and mature teens who are ready to ride. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80, we’ll get you rolling in no time. With our safe, easy, effective method. Learn to Ride students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike, as well as adjust a helmet for proper fit. Most people learn to ride in one session, but even if they don’t, they’ll leave equipped with an easy, low-stress way to teach themselves—or, they can join us for another free class!

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Bike Skills 101: Learn to Ride for Kids

Saturday,  June 1st, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Fair Haven Branch Library, 182 Grand Ave, New Haven, CT

This is a free group class for children age 5 and up who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method taught by experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy, low-stress technique. We also invite kids to come back for additional Bike Skills 101 sessions, if they do not feel ready to move on to Bike Skills 103, 201, and 203 yet.

What to bring: A water bottle to stay hydrated. We can provide a free helmet if needed. A bicycle for you to use. The bike should be in good working order. Contact us if you have questions about your bike, or let us know in the registration that you need a bike to use.

Future Courses

If you are planning ahead or looking for courses further out, check the Class Calendar.

If you want to discuss a new course or custom course, visit our Class Description page.

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