County Offers Scooter and Bike Classes During Spring Months

Adults will be able to learn how to ride bicycles and use e-scooters through a county-guided program. Classes will be offered during the months of April, May, and June. There are two courses available for bicycle classes: a Learn-to-Ride, and a basic skills program. Additionally, e-scooter classes will be provided for free on certain dates.

The courses will be open to all adults, 18 and older. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and the Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA) bring the service to the community.

In order to participate in the bicycle sessions, residents will need to register for the program of their choice in advance. The program is limiting the number of participants in the program to 25 people, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents of the county will only have to pay $10, and WABA members can participate for free.

E-scooter classes will not need pre-registration. A valid ID will be needed to participate and residents will be able to drop-in for free classes.

The basic skills courses will have beginner lessons on bicycle pedaling, balance, and stopping. For the Learn-to-Ride courses, adults will be able to learn more in-depth bicycle instructions. Most importantly, participants of each course will be able to progress at their own paces.

Below, is the schedule for Learn-to-Ride courses. A free scooter class will follow the first four sessions.

  • Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Upper County Recreation Center, 8201 Emory Grove Rd., Gaithersburg.
  • Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Westfield Montgomery Mall (former Sears parking lot), 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda.
  • Sunday, April 30 (Spanish Class) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wheaton Ice Arena (back parking lot), 11717 Orebaugh Dr., Wheaton.
  • Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Montgomery College (parking lot 13), 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville.
  • Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at GEICO Chevy Chase Building, 5260 Western Ave., Chevy Chase.

Below, is the schedule for the basic skills class. A free scooter class will be offered during the last session.

  • Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burtonsville Park & Ride Lot (behind Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center), 15701 Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
  • Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Wheaton Ice Arena, (back parking lot), 11717 Orebaugh Dr., Wheaton.

Residents can register at For extra information, residents can visit

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