2021 Street Skills Classes

Due to COVID-19, 2021 Street Skills classes will be limited in size, all participants will be required to wear masks, and Biking 101 has been postponed until further notice. Additionally, in-person classes will be scheduled one at a time to ensure that MoGo can make changes to the classes in the event there are changes in state health guidelines or the COVID-19 climate.

 

MoGo Street Skills is a series of FREE classes designed to help you feel safer and more confident on a bicycle. It doesn’t matter if you’re old or young, beginner or experienced, MoGo Street Skills classes offer something for everyone.

 

  • You do not need to be a MoGo pass holder to participate.
  • Classes are taught by certified instructors of the League of American Bicyclists.
  • MoGo bikes are provided for class at no cost, but you may bring your own bicycle.
  • Participants receive a free helmet.
  • You must be 13 years or older to participate.
  • Before your class, check out our series of Street Skills instructional videos.

 

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Biking 101

 

Biking 101 is intended for individuals who have never ridden a bicycle or haven't done so in a long time. In Biking 101, we'll begin with balancing on a bike and work our way up to riding in a straight line and turning. Due to the inability to remain socially distant during these classes, Biking 101 has been postponed until further notice.

Confident City Cycling

 

Confident City Cycling is intended for those who already know how to ride a bicycle but may feel uncomfortable riding on the street or near motorists. You'll leave this class with knowledge that will help you stay confident when riding on the street.

 

Participant Feedback

“All the instructors were exceedingly helpful and encouraging. They took time to work with all the participants as well as allowing us time to work independently. They did a fantastic job!”

“I am eager to join the bike riders of Detroit. Thank you for offering this to adults! There never seems to be much programming for adults, anywhere, so this opportunity was surprising and life changing. Thank you! Please continue funding this project.”

"I've gone from not being on a bicycle in over 20 years, to actually looking forward to getting on a bicycle and getting better at riding. A 2 hour session with MoGo helped in that turnaround."

“The class exceeded my expectations and helped ease us into being comfortable on the road. Instructor was attentive to the needs of each participant. It was a very enjoyable experience and I know that I will take the time to seek more biking opportunities in the future.”

"I had not been on a bike in the past 40 plus years...I am so glad that I completed this class because I learned how much I did not know about safe biking. I have already recommended the class to friends who are interested in receiving the same instruction that I experienced."

"On a scale 1 to 10, my overall experience was a 10 plus. I was absolutely skeptical of riding a bike in street traffic, but after the class I feel more confident. The instructions were definitely hands-on! Absolutely enjoyed the street riding experience."

“Very helpful and positive experience. Instructors and helpers were knowledgeable, supportive and friendly. I learned a great deal and am a lot more comfortable with riding on the streets.”

“I loved it! The team was so helpful and gave a lot of encouragement. You could tell they were excited to be there on Saturday. They were into it. I had a fun time!!”

“This is a much-needed course in the city of Detroit. In a place where bicycle culture is exploding, this organization is helping to promote safe riding. I think it would be very helpful if this was brought to more children.”

“The class was great! I have a fair amount of experience riding for commuting and leisure, but even I was able to get some value out of the course.”