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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2018 FALL CLASS DATES (click the links to sign up).

Thursday, 9/27 at the Main Branch of the Free Library from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, 10/25 at the Main Branch of the Free Library from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

About the class:

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).

Sign up or drop in!

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 Indoor Summer Learn to Ride classes and sign up using the links below!

Sunday, 10/28 in Parkside near West Fairmount Park (Thompson St. and Leidy Ave.) from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

INDEGO PRESENTA: TALLERES & RECORRIDOS SOBRE BICICLETAS

Spanish Ride Series & Classes

Como parte de Better Bike Share Partnership, Indego se asocio con Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia para proveer talleres, y oportunidades de aprender sobre el ciclismo en filadelfia para actuales y futuros usuarios de Indego. Ofrecemos talleres y recorridos para todo nivel de ciclistas. No necesitas ser un usuario para participar.

Acompaña a Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia en una serie de talleres, que te ayudará a obtener lo basicos para montar una bicicleta en la ciudad de manera segura y divertida. Estos talleres ofrecen consejos en como montar una bicicleta en la ciudad, mantenimiento y conocimientos para checar tu bicicleta, al igual que información sobre los derechos y responsabilidades que tienen como ciclista.

Fechas de talleres:

Te invitamos a una serie de recorridos, donde paseamos por la ciudad y exploramos diferentes áreas de Filadelfia. Estos recorridos son a paso facil de 40 – 60 minutos con pequeños descansos. Los paseos comienzan y terminan en una estación de indego. Puedes traer tu propia bicicleta o registrarte para reservar una bicicleta.

Fechas de paseos:

Domingo, 10/28 en el sendero Del Río Delaware (779 Delaware Ave.) de 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

* Nota: Tienes que ser mayor de 14 años para utilizar una bicicleta de indego.

Intermediate Level Learn to Rides

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.
Classes will be held by West Fairmount Park at the large school parking lot at 4200 Thompson St.
2018 FALL INTERMEDIATE LEVEL LEARN TO RIDE DATES (click the links to sign up)

A Beginner Ride for Past Learn to Ride Participants

Join other brand new bicyclists on this leisurely paced, paved-trail ride through West Fairmount Park. This is a great opportunity for anyone who recently learned how to ride.

Sunday, 10/14 starting at Parkside & Belmont Indego Station from 2:00 – 4:00pm

 

Monthly Ride Series

Join the Bicycle Coalition and Indego on a monthly ride 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.

September Monthly Ride: Salsa at Washington Greens – 9/22 at Moyamensing & Tasker 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

October Monthly Ride: Bachata at Penn Treaty Park – 10/27 at 6th & Berks 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

*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 in 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.