group classes

Book a Group Class

We offer a variety of bike safety classes for large groups, companies, or other organizations. To request a class for your group email or call (617) 542-2453.

Basics of Better Biking (On-bike, 4 hours):

The Basics of Better Biking class is designed for adults who want to get back into bicycling, improve cycling skills, learn to ride more effectively and safely in traffic, and/or participate in a large-scale benefit ride. This four-hour weekend session provides guided instruction with simple practice drills in a parking lot, easy-paced riding on local roadways for short distances, and group-discussion breaks along the way. Topics covered include bike and helmet fitting, starting and stopping your bike in traffic, shifting gears, scanning and yielding, choosing the correct lane position in the road, handling intersections, and more.

  • A bicycle in good working order and a helmet are required.
  • This class is intended for participants 18 and older. If your group has minors please contact
  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged 1/2 the amount.

$480, with a maximum class size of eight.

Biking for Everyone Workshops (In-classroom, 1 hour):

Our bicycle commuter workshops is designed for people who know how to ride a bike, but would like to start using their bikes to ride to work, school, or clubs. Attendees receive safety hand outs, and the instructor will have materials on hand to demonstrate principles, as well as to answer any questions attendees may have.

We provide several versions of our Biking for Everyone workshop. Click the workshop title to download a more detailed description of the workshop:

  • Summer/Winter
    This general biking workshop covers many topics, and is intended to help people overcome common barriers to biking.
  • Maintenance
    This workshop covers basic bike maintenance, including inflating tires, patching flats, and adjusting brakes.
  • Bike Safety and the Law
    This is a more advanced workshop for people with specific questions about bike law.
  • Hubway Bike Share
    This workshop is for people new to Hubway or interested in joining, and discusses how the bikes and system work.
  • Urban Cycling
    For those interested in short trips around town, this workshop is for you.
  • Biking with Families 
    This workshop is for anyone who wants to ride with the whole family – from baby to caregiver.
  • Customized Workshop (Additional fee)
    If there is a topic that you would like to have a workshop on, but don’t see it covered here, we are willing to work with you to deliver it ($175 surcharge).

Workshops are designed for up to 30 people at a time to provide an effective way to quickly educate a large number of people on how to safely and comfortably commute to work by bicycle.

Each workshop is $250, plus $30 an hour travel time and $0.575/mile if you are located 10 miles or more from where our closest instructor is based (contact if you would like to know where our instructors are located). The Customized Workshop is $400.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours notice or otherwise you will be charged 1/2 the amount.

Child Bicycle Safety Education

MassBike provides child safety education primarily through the federally-funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. SRTS program promotes healthy alternatives for children and parents in their travel to and from school. It educates students, parents and community members on the value of walking and bicycling for travel to and from school. The SRTS training is offered to children in grades 4-8 at no cost to the school, and consists of a 45-60 minute high-energy interactive presentation. A trained MassBike instructor will arrive with all the materials needed for the class: a helmet, a bicycle and other props.

Encourage your school to contact the SRTS Coordinator, Erin Reed at

To bring bike safety training to schools and communities that are unable to participate in SRTS, MassBike is offering its training at a cost of $125 per hour, plus $0.575/mile if you are located 10 miles or more from where our closest instructor is based (contact if you would like to know where our instructors are located).

Cancellation policy: 48 hours notice or otherwise you will be charged 1/2 the amount.

For more information about Massachusetts SRTS, click here.

Safe Routes To School Child Safety Documents

Other Educational Opportunities:

Brand New To Cycling?

Looking for bicycle classes for absolute beginners? Contact the Bicycle Riding School in Somerville by clicking the link above.

Bikes Not Bombs Educational Programs:

Adult Earn-A-Bike allows adults who do not have financial access to bikes or face systemic oppression to earn a bicycle, helmet, lock and lights.

Earn-A-Bike is for 12-18 year olds and teaches about bike mechanics, safety and urban riding skills.  During the program youth will choose a bike, learn to fix it up and then can ride away with the bike, lock and helmet.

Girls In Action (GIA) combines bicycle mechanics and riding and is a great way for girls aged 12-18 to learn new things, make friends, get active and earn a bike of their own!