Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) is holding Learn 2 Ride, an event that helps parents and guardians learn hands-on techniques to get their child riding solo on two wheels! This innovative approach includes balancing, gliding and pedaling. Participants receive a free bike helmet, helmet fitting, instruction and practice time.

Children must be accompanied by an active companion, 16 years and older, and bring a bike that allows the sitting participant to put both feet completely flat on the ground. The program is held in the parking lot at Warner Park Community Recreation Center and Memorial High School.

Learn 2 Ride is held in collaboration with the Madison Department of Transportation and sponsored by Schwinn and Helmets on Heads. The program won a Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association (WPRA) 2013 Silver Star Award.


2017 Dates & Details:

Sunday, May 7 at Memorial High School, 201 N Gammon Rd

•       8:30-10:00 AM - Course #14361

•       9:00-10:30 AM - Course #14362

•       10:15-11:45 AM - Course #14363

•       10:45 AM-12:15 PM - Course #14364

Sunday, June 4 at Warner Park, 2930 N Sherman Ave

•       8:30-10:00 AM - Course #14365

•       9:00-10:30 AM - Course #14366

•       10:15-11:45 AM - Course #14367

•       10:45 AM-12:15 PM - Course #14368


Age: Open to youth ages 4-12 years. Fee: $10/MMSD Resident, $15/Non-Resident. Register now.

Volunteers are Needed!

Learn 2 Ride depends on community members to make the event a success! Help teach youth to ride bikes safely. Volunteer roles include: Helmet Fitting, Registration, Course Trainer and Bike Inspector.  No experience necessary, training is provided on the method. Sign up for a volunteer shift.

For more information, please call 608-204-3021 or go to the website.

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