Soul Trak Event Details 

Training Wheels: Teaching Cycling Skills with WABA

  • 10 Mar 2024
  • 17 Mar 2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 10 Mar 2024, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • 17 Mar 2024, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM (EDT)
  • Address


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Course Description:

Join Soul Trak and The Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a two part beginner to advanced bicycle skills training. This training is for Soul Trak staff and volunteers who are interested in sharing their love of biking with others and are eager to help expand Soul Trak’s bicycle programming. All participants who complete either 1 or both portions of the training will receive a certificate of completion from WABA and will be invited to attend further trainings to improve and refine their skills. 

  • Session 1 3/10: Teaching Adults and Youth How to Ride a Bike 
    • At this training participants will learn how to teach adults and children to ride a bike in 3 easy steps. Instructors will demonstrate how to teach basic skills such as gliding, balancing and pedaling, and will discuss tips and tricks for working with different types of learners. Bicycles, helmets, and course equipment will be provided for all participants. 
  • Session 2 3/17: Smart Cycle: Riding Safely and Confidently in Traffic
    • At this training participants will learn the basics of on street riding and how to navigate different traffic situations. The first portion of the training will take place in a parking lot where participants will learn bike handling skills and hazard avoidance maneuvers that are necessary to know when riding in high traffic areas. Afterwards, the group will go on an on street ride to navigate different intersections, learn how to communicate with other motorists and put their new skills to the test. This training is the prerequisite for becoming a League Cycling Instructor.
Course Details:
  • Session 1: Sunday, March 10th - 10 AM - 1 PM, RFK Skatepark Parking Lot
  • Session 2: Sunday, March 17th - 10 AM - 2 PM, RFK Skatepark Parking Lot

2 Part Registration: 

There are 2 steps for registration:

1. Register here on Soul Trak's page

2. Register on WABA's site at this link. There is a $10 registration fee per session, paid on WABA's site.