Learn to Ride a Bike in Boston

Looking for bike riding lessons in the Greater Boston area? Need information on adaptive bikes?

Not every child learns to ride a bike at a developmentally appropriate time for a wide variety of reasons. There are options out the to help kids (and adults!) of any age learn to ride a bike.

Below some find Boston resources for learning to ride bicycles in the Boston area.

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The Bicycle Riding School teaches those of all ages to ride bicycles, including adults who never learned as children.
iCan Bike programs are for people with disabilities ages eight to eighty eight! We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never experience the thrill of independently riding a two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. For example, recent research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Defying these odds is why we exist!
Bug’s Bikes, Inc. is a non-profit created to carry out Bug’s wish to make sure kids like him are able to have bikes like his. Bug’s Bikes goal is to help remove the financial obstacles that so often stand in the way of families raising children with disabilities from buying something as costly as a bike.…
A Strider® No-Pedal Balance Bike is the perfect tool for teaching balance and riding skills to toddlers, children, and adults of all abilities. What defines riding? Does pedaling define riding? Downhill mountain bikers don’t pedal, road bike riders descending a highway don’t pedal, BMX riders in a halfpipe don’t pedal, and motorcyclists don’t pedal. They are all riding. So what do they all have in common? The ability to balance on two wheels and lean through turns regardless of what put them in motion. For children, walking and running are the natural means of propulsion. The simplicity of Strider Bikes allows children to concentrate on the fundamental skills of balancing, leaning, and steering while propelling the bike in a natural way. Available through a number of local Boston stores (see map).
Providing children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports and active recreation in a fun and safe environment. Adaptive Bike Camp sessions run for 2-3 hours/day for one week. We utilize adaptive bicycles and specialized training wheels
Spaulding opened its first adaptive sports programs in Boston and on Cape Cod in 2001 and expanded to the North Shore in 2009. Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers are open to all individuals in the community who are living with disabilities. Staff members help each participant find the most appropriate activities for his or her interests, capabilities and needs.
At OTA individual bike-riding instruction is given to children who are not yet riding their bikes or have limited skills. Taught by experienced OTA therapists, these lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each child. A bike lesson typically starts off with activities within the clinic and then moves to direct practice on the bike.