Classes & Rides

As part of the Better Bike Share Partnership, Indego partners with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia to provide safety classes and learning opportunities for current and future Indego riders. We offer classes for all different levels of cyclists. You do not have to be a passholder to participate!

Please check back to find new dates, times, and locations of upcoming classes. If you’re interested in having Indego at your event, please check out our Partner with Indego page.

Urban Riding Basics

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Do you want to try Indego, but need to build a little more confidence in your city biking skills?

Are you interested in biking during the spring months, but can use some tips on doing so safely?

Urban Riding Basics is a FREE 90-minute class that will give you the knowledge to bike safely and confidently in Philadelphia. We cover everything you need to know to have fun and be safe.

Includes:

  • How to use Indego

  • Rules of the road

  • Riding in traffic safely

  • Making sure your helmet fits

  • Choosing a route

  • Tips for riding safety

No bike needed! At the end of the class, you will have a chance to test ride an Indego bike (helmet provided).

Check out our Urban Riding Basics classes and sign up using the links below!

Saturday, April 27th, 1:00 – 3:00pm at Walnut St. West Library (201 S. 40th St.)

Wednesday, May 8th, 6:00 – 7:30pm at South Philadelphia Library (1700 S. Broad St.)

Wednesday, June 12th, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Walnut St. West Library (201 S. 40th St.)
Wednesday, July 10th, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Walnut St. West Library (201 S. 40th St.)
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Walnut St. West Library (201 S. 40th St.)
Wednesday, September 11th, 6:00 – 7:30pm at South Philadelphia Library (1700 S. Broad St.)
Wednesday, October 9th, 6:00 – 7:30pm South Philadelphia Library (1700 S. Broad St.)

Adult Learn to Ride Classes

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This FREE two-hour class teaches adults and teenagers 14 and up how to ride an Indego bicycle. This class is perfect for those who haven’t ever ridden a bike, or haven’t ridden in a long time.

Staff and volunteers will teach participants balance, pedaling, starting, stopping, steering, and shifting gears.

This class will use Indego bikes, and participants will receive helmets.
Sign-up is required and spaces are limited.

Check out our Learn to Ride classes and sign up using the links below!

Thursday, February 28th, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Mantua Haverford Community Center (631 N 39th St.)
Thursday, March 28th, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the Mantua Haverford Community Center (631 N 39th St.)
Sunday, April 7th, 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rec Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.)
Sunday, May 5th, 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rec Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.)
Sunday, June 2nd, 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rec Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.)

Skill Building Course

These classes are perfect for anyone who has previously attended a Learn to Ride class or is able to pedal but could use more practice turning, signaling, scanning, and generally getting the bike to do what you want it to!
Participants will use a skill-building obstacle course that is not only a fun challenge but also a great way to learn the real world skills to help them to ride around the city confidently and safely. Participants will make their way through different courses that teach different skills. These include:
  • Avoiding hazards
  • Scanning the area while riding straight
  • Making tight turns and signaling
  • Overall balance and control
There is no cost to sign up and participants will receive free helmets.
Check out our Skill-Building Course and sign up using the link below!
Sunday, May 19th, 2:00 – 4:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Rec Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.)

Monthly Ride Series

Join the Bicycle Coalition and Indego on our monthly rides throughout the city. We will be exploring different areas around Philadelphia. All rides will start at Indego stations & explore the surrounding area.

This will be an easy paced 40 – 60 minute ride with a midway break.

Bring your own bike or reserve an Indego bike in advance by clicking the links below.

Dates and locations TBD. Check back later for updates! 

*You must be 14 yrs or older to ride an Indego bike

Other Educational Resources

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Indego is teaming up with the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy and the KEYSPOTS network to offer Digital Skills and Bicycle Thrills, an introduction to using Indego as an entry point into technology use. For more details, check out our blog post about the classes.

Want more information about bicycling laws, bike lanes, or safety? Be sure to check out the Bicycle Coalition’s website.