CDOT and Divvy Offering Free Bicycle Riding Classes for Adults

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Divvy are adding more than 100 spots to the City’s free bicycle riding classes for adults, offered in the summer bike-riding season.

Classes are offered at three locations on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on Chicago’s west, south, and near north sides. CDOT is now accepting reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis for classes that start June 10. To RSVP any time before the class, please email or call (312) 744-8147.

The classes are taught by CDOT’s safety education team, the Bicycling Ambassadors, and are designed to encourage adults who have never ridden a bike or haven’t ridden recently to feel comfortable riding a bike on city streets.

Participants in the two-hour classes will receive a free helmet. The classes are also open to children if space is available, however, children under 16 are required to provide their own bike, as Divvy does not allow riders under 16. Riders under 5 feet 3 inches may feel more comfortable on a smaller bike if they can bring one.

From June 10 – August 31, the classes will alternate between three locations; the closest classes to the 42nd Ward will be at Seward Park, 375 W. Elm Street on Thursdays. For the full schedule and additional details please CLICK HERE.