They look so cool riding along on their citibikes or on their own, New Yorkers with a smart helmet, sharp clothing and a relaxed smile on their faces as they sail past on a sunny day.
But what if you can’t ride, especially if you’re older. How to learn without setting yourself up as an uncordinated, graceless oldie?
Fortunately it’s easy to learn within the confines of a very helpful group of people who won’t let you loose on the roads until you can ride along with ease. And it won’t take long for you to be able to do that.
New York Parks Department has a completely free learn to ride program for kids and adults, NYC Parks Learn to Ride
If you want to do it in complete privacey there are bike coaches galore in New York these days as the New York’s bike craze takes hold.
Face it, bike riding is going to be one of ‘the’ things to do this summer, whether you tool around the city, ride gently through Central Park or along Riverside Park or go on an organized ride in upstate New York.