Bicycling skills

Learning basic skills and techniques can make your ride more fun. You’re never too old to learn how to ride a bike, or refine your skills!

Knowing basic bicycling skills and techniques can make you a more confident rider and improve your experience. The series of Smart Cycling videos from the League of American Bicyclists is a great resource for learning biking skills for common scenarios. Check out the videos below:

Shifting gears

Starting and stopping




Basic bike check

Lane changing

Intersection positioning

Bike lanes

Traffic laws

Riding on the sidewalk

Sharing the trail