Learn to Ride a Bike – Bicycle Lessons for Kids

Bicycle Lessons for Kids and Teens

Got a kid who’s got the potential to ride but just isn’t there yet? We’ve worked with young kids, twins, teens, young adults and everyone in between. Yes, we also work with kids might be facing challenges. We enjoy getting kids rolling safely, comfortably and confidently, and learning skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. A one-on-one bike lesson provides a safe and comfortable place to start or re-start.

What Kind of Lessons Are Available?

We offer private, one-on-one lessons for kids of all ages. We can also do a private lesson for two or more kids. An adult guardian must be present but does not have to participate in the lesson.

These are personalized lessons that meet your kid where they’re at with the bike right now.

Depending on your location and the instructor nearest to you, your instructor will meet you at a mutually convenient park or may have a designated park where they regularly teach lessons. Some coaches may be willing to travel to you for an additional fee. Check with your instructor individually for location details.

How Learn-to-Ride Lessons Work

  1. See if we’ve got a coach in your area
  2. Contact us to get connected with your nearest instructor
  3. Chat with the instructor about your riding goals and arrange a time and date for your lesson
  4. Sign up online here
  5. Meet the instructor for your child’s lesson at the designated time and place, and learn how to ride!

Wenzel Coaching offers a 90 minute Learn-to-Ride Package for $90.* Your kid will be empowered by the progress they can make in a single session. Check our list below of city locations or see our list of coaches who offer Learn-to-Ride services in various cities around the US.

Beginner Cycling Lessons for Kids Include:*

  • Getting on and off the bike
  • Starting and stopping safely
  • Balance on the bike
  • On-bike confidence and tackling fears
  • Riding straight
  • Using brakes and gears
  • Emergency stopping
  • Going uphill and down
  • Conquering fear of going downhill
  • Hand signals
  • Cycling in traffic
  • Choosing a bike that matches the kind of riding you’d like to do
  • Choosing accessories – What else do I need to go with my bike?

*Lesson inclusions will depend on how quickly your student moves through each step within the 90 minute lesson.

What Does My Kid Need for a Learn to Ride Lesson?

You riding student will need:

  • bicycle – any kind of bike is welcome as long as it is safe and in good condition
  • comfortable clothing
  • helmet
  • sturdy shoes
  • water
  • snacks
  • adult guardian (must be at the lesson but does not need to participate)

Don’t have a bike? Depending on your area, we may be able to connect you with a bike rental. Not sure about what you need but ready to buy a bike? Your coach can help you select a bicycle and accessories to fit your budget.

Discounts are available for multiple sessions. Complete customized solutions are available. Inquire for more information.

“John is doing great and has had a great summer of bike riding thanks to you! Once you got him over the hump it was amazing how fast he was able to get comfortable. Going up hills, doing single track etc. you are a miracle worker, wish we had found you a couple years earlier :-).” ~Doug P.


Learn-to-Ride Lesson Locations


  • Escondido
  • Livermore
  • Murrieta
  • Oakland
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego (Liberty Station Park)
  • San Francisco
  • Petaluma 
  • Walnut Creek


  • Longmont


  • Miami Springs (Miami Area)
  • Land O’ Lakes (Tampa Area)


  • Indianapolis


  • Reno


  • Moorestown (near Philadelphia, PA)


  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • Hood River/Parkdale
  • Portland


  • Murrells Inlet


  • Sugarland (near Houston)


  • Puyallup
  • Seattle 
  • Vancouver


  • Upper Marlboro, MD

“Thank you for helping Benny learn to ride his bike. You helped him overcome his fears and gain an amazing amount of confidence not only with bike riding, but with many other areas in his life. He has grown tremendously over the past few months and we have watched him take more chances and calculated risks with other activities like reading, skateboarding, and Taekwondo as well as in his friendships and ability to establish boundaries.” ~Michelle H.

View Consultation Discounts and Policies

*As part of Wenzel Coaching’s mission to get more people on bikes, discounted Learn-to-Ride lessons are intended for true beginners, those struggling to learn to ride, or those returning to the bike for the first time in a long time. All other lessons are priced at hourly rates.

It may take more than one lesson to get you fully riding. Our 90 min Learn-to-Ride Package can be followed up with another 90 minute session at the same discounted $90. Please note that lessons that require more than 20 total minutes bike riding travel time may require paid travel time, depending on the coach and area. Any travel cost would be stated upfront before the lesson.

Looking for lessons for more intermediate riders? View our other offerings: