Adult First Ride Classes

Adult First Ride is the first in a series of Community Classes offered by Trailblazers. This class provides a learning environment where people who have never ridden a bike or have not ridden since they were a child, have the opportunity to learn to pedal comfortably and confidently in a supportive environment. These free classes are held at partner community centers and in public parks to reduce the barriers to participation for our community members.                     

Upcoming Classes

Adult First Ride (in English): Learn to Ride a Bike!

  • Date: Sunday, 11/17/23
  • Time: 3:30 - 5pm
  • Location: The Jones Center (Springdale, AR)
  • Register HERE.


Adult First Ride: Practice Session

  • Date: December TBD 2023
  • Time: 1-hr 
  • Location: Fayetteville 
  • This practice session is intended for anyone who has previously attended an Adult First Ride class and would like an opportunity to practice what they've learned. Trained instructors and volunteers will be there to guide you. 
  • Registration coming soon!


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We'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to join a class but something is holding you back from registering, please let us know. If we can help, we will!

For any questions pertaining to Adult First Ride, contact Gabriela Ruíz at or call (479) 388-1082.


Past Class Locations

  • Citizens Park, Bentonville
  • Walton Life Fitness Center, Bentonville
  • Yvonne Richardson Community Center, Fayetteville
  • Walker Park, Fayetteville
  • Pedal It Forward, Rogers
  • Rogers Activity Center, Rogers
  • The Jones Center for Families, Springdale
  • Ozark Highlands Nature Center, Springdale
  • J.B. Hunt Park, Springdale
Woman Adjusting Helmet in Class


  • Public community classes are free to participants
  • Bikes and helmets are provided for use during the class
  • Class sizes are limited to 12 participants with one trained instructor plus 1-2 assistants
  • A “balance first” method is utilized that breaks down how to get on and off the bike, operate the brakes, balance, and then pedal
  • Participants can receive a free refurbished bike from Pedal It Forward upon request and as available
Adult First Ride Class being taught


“Showing up to this class is one of the most pivotal days in my life and it’s not because I learned how to ride a bike but it’s because random strangers took the time out to have the patience to teach me and cheer me on. It honestly meant the WORLD to me! Even though it took me longer to get a hold on the basics no one gave up on teaching me until I was able to get my first few pedals in during the last 5 minutes of the session. Though I missed the opportunity to learn how to ride 20 years ago, I’m honestly grateful it happened now rather than earlier... I’m so happy that it took me this long because I truly know how it feels to have a simple void filled. I know and understand what it’s like to wait until your time comes and it was the most exciting and most emotional thing that happened to me. I woke up crying in the middle of the night because I knew how to ride a bike and the bike I lost years ago had been restored.” - Adult First Ride participant

AFR 5.17.23

The Numbers

  • 162 participants
  • 41 refurbished bikes gifted from Pedal it Forward
  • 23 classes and counting

More Tips & Resources

If you've attended one of our Adult First Ride Classes but are looking for more tips on buying a bike, how to dress, how to keep your bike safe and more, click the "Get Involved" tab on our website OR visit this great resource list from our friends at Love to Ride.

Want to keep track of your time and distance on the bike? Want to connect with other adults who are new to bike riding? Join the Adult First Ride Club HERE.

Looking for a FREE learn to ride class for children? Buddy Pegs offers a free Learn to Pedal class every third Thursday of the month. Learn more at:


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