This is the continuation of our hints and tips that will help keep your “January newbies” in the saddle for the months and years to come. In part 1 of this series, we gave you tips on attending to the small details that will make a big difference before they even turn a pedal. These will calm new riders’ fears and make them more attentive to your coaching.
In this section, we cover introduction to bike operation and safety, and how to address riding technique. We also give you inspiration to use with your new riders, and finish with a few additional tips to make sure they not only will be happy with their first-time experience with you but will be much more likely to come back. Not only that—riders like these who start off on the right foot from the very beginning are the kind to tell their friends; friends who might have had the very same fears they did and who are waiting to hear how it went.
Nothing like continually growing your class!