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Walk Bike Nashville teaches adults to ride bikes

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Posted at 9:05 PM, Apr 24, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Learning to ride a bike can be daunting, especially for adults who didn't learn to ride one as a child.

Well, the nonprofit Walk Bike Nashville is ready to help people of all ages learn to ride with confidence.

The group hosts "Adult Learn to Ride" classes on the third Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. at different locations throughout Nashville.

Instructors guide people through the whole process beginning with lessons on balance. The classes are designed for people of all riding abilities. Biking enthusiasts said they want to promote a healthy lifestyle and teach people something they can enjoy.

"I like seeing people that grasp it again and are learning that are older. But when I see a young person that has never ridden a bike all of a sudden learn and scream out, 'I'm flying I'm free.' It's like my heart lifts," said Jeff Brousal.

Brousal and his wife, KJ Garner, run BIKE FUN, a Nashville nonprofit that provides bicycle instruction for people of all ages, sizes, and abilities.

Brousal and Garner team up with Walk Bike Nashville to promote fitness, adventure, and a love for bicycles.

"By bringing more bicycle information, we create more awareness for bicycles, which makes the city more bicycle-friendly, makes the town healthier, and gives people something fun to do," he said.

Walk Bike Nashville's 18th annual Tour de Nash is now open for registration for all cyclists. For a list of future Walk Bike Nashville classes, visit its website.