With CBC, all coaching fees include the following: a private consultation via telephone; a personalized assessment; a short video-tape review – upon request and where applicable; and follow-up support via e-mail.
Private Learn to Ride Sessions**
Students will work one-on-one with a coach — and within their comfort zone — to begin the process of rolling on two wheels! A properly fitted helmet is mandatory. This session is one-and-a-half hours long or whenever you become tired — whichever comes first! Packages start at $180. Travel fees and bike/helmet rental fees may apply.
**Please note that all students – children and adults – MUST want to learn. Sometimes parents and loved ones want to purchase learn-to-ride sessions. However, the lesson will not proceed if the student has a tantrum or shows absolutely no desire to learn how to ride a bike. And, there are no refunds. So just please make sure the student(s) you have in mind actually wants to learn. While we really DO want to teach, we want everyone to have a positive experience – because riding a bicycle is not an imperative skill that should ever be forced upon a person, no matter the age. 🙂
Occasionally, City Bike Coach offers semi-private sessions. Please call us for details.
*For scheduling purposes, additional sessions may be necessary so allow plenty of time to learn and practice before a planned bicycling event.
**Private Learn to Ride Packages are good for four months. If you are inactive after the first session without communicating your scheduling needs, you will need to register again. Please understand that our goal is to get you rolling as soon as possible, and we want you to make the call to set up your lesson!
The following services are available for the private lesson/tutoring rate of $175 for one-and-a-half hours. Coaching services also include the following: a private consultation via telephone; a personalized assessment; a short video-tape review – upon request and where applicable; and follow-up support via e-mail. Travel fees and bike rental fees may apply per session.
I Want to Ride a Citibike! One of our coaches can take you out on a ride with the city’s most popular bike rental option.
Proper Helmet and Bicycle Fitting Assistance: Take a coach along with you to your local bike store to select a bicycle and helmet that’s just right for you! One of our coaches can also accompany folks to check out their finds on Craig’s List and other virtual bulletin boards.
Learning How to Shift Properly: Having trouble on those inclines or wondering why you’re not getting very far very quickly? Take a coach with you on your next ride to maximize your pedal power. EVERYONE can ride a bicycle up a hill!
Route Planning for Fun, School, and/or Work: One of our coaches will help build your confidence by planning and then riding your route with you. This service is especially useful for parents who want to know which way their children may ride to school or their after-school activities and jobs.
Riding in Traffic: Are you already proficient on a bicycle but are fearful of riding in traffic and don’t have a lot of time to take the Street Strategies: Traffic 101 course? One of our coaches will ride with you on the streets that seem most intimidating to help build up your level of confidence.
Simple Bicycle Maintenance: Do you want to know which minor repairs you can do on your own bicycle without paying for the labor at your local bicycle shop? One of our coaches can show you how to fix a flat and how to do a quick check and adjustment of your bike.
Oh No! I Signed Up For A Weekend Warrior Triathlon Training Group And Don’t Want To Be The Clueless One in The Pack: This service is for the rider who wants to feel solid on two wheels especially when riding in an organized event. A CBC coach will give you the edge you’re looking for during training!
Help! I Crashed and Want To Get Back On The Saddle Again!: This service is for the rider who crashed and is now skittish but wants to get that confidence back. One of our coaches will determine where to start and will go at your pace within your comfort zone.
I Want To Ride A Motorcycle But I’m Not Sure If I’ll Be Good At It!: This service is for the rider who wants to ride a motorcycle but isn’t sure about having the skills to do so. Your coach will show you maneuvers you should have mastered before adding a powerful engine to your two wheels!
Help! I’m Not Sure Where to Begin!: This service is for the rider who knows the fulfillment of riding is there but can’t quite get comfortable or enjoy the idea of riding a bicycle outside of a controlled, traffic-free area.
Other: This service is for the rider who has a personal reason — other than already listed — to sign up for a private session.