Learn 2 Ride

Learn 2 Ride logo Help your child learn 2 Ride

Is your child ready to lose the training wheels? Are you tired of running up and down the sidewalk? Learn easy, hands-on techniques to get your child riding solo on two wheels! This innovative approach includes balancing, gliding, pedaling.  Participants receive instruction from volunteers and then practice what they've learned with the help of a parent or grown up on a closed course.  Developed in collaboration with City of Madison Department of Traffic Engineering bicycle safety educators, Learn 2 Ride is a Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association (WPRA) Silver Star Award Winning program.


Every participant receives a free bike helmet, helmet fitting, instruction and practice time. Participants must bring their own bike and an active, participating adult!   This event fills up fast, sign up early! See what happens - check out this video!   watch Learn 2 Ride Video by Alex Connelly



2018 Events - Check back March 2018

Age: Open to youth ages 4-12 years.

Fee: $10/MMSD Resident, $15/Non-Resident 

Volunteers - We Need you!

Learn 2 Ride depends on community members to make the event a success!  Are you interested in helping teach youth to ride bikes safely?  

Volunteer roles include: Helmet Fitting, Registration, Course Trainer and Bike Inspector.  No experience necessary, we train you on our method.

Check back in March 2018


Thank you to our sponsors and partners!

 City of Madison Traffic Engineering          Schwinn Logo           Helmets on Heads logo