RATES and INFO 2023
with VB founder Lance Jacobs
Standard Lesson $225
A Standard 2-hour Lesson
Add $50 for an extra hour
Take a little extra time, go a little slower, progress a little further.
Extended Lessons are appropriate for the fit student who can work and focus for 3 hours.
WHEN TO APPLY
Plan ahead! Lessons are rarely available on short notice. Avoid disappointment. Book now to secure your dates.
VB’s teaching season runs from Mid-March to Oct 31st of each year. If you’re reading this during the winter off-season, you are still encouraged to submit an application now. Winter submissions will get first invitations for spring dates.
PLANNING YOUR LESSON
Planning your lesson begins with submission of a New Student Questionnaire. We will review your profile and get back to you with an evaluation and a suggested plan to get started.
We’ll select a location that’s best suited for each lesson, and locations will change as you progress. Lessons are held at various locations in Manhattan and Randalls Island. Students are expected to travel outside their home neighborhoods.
BIKE and HELMET
Bring yours, or request a VB student bike. (recommended) A $25 rental charge will be added to your invoice.
When you fill out your New Student Questionnaire, you’ll be asked about your availability, and a selection of available dates will be offered to you. Lessons are best scheduled early in the day – depending on the season, we usually begin early, between 7:30 am and 9:30 am. We do not offer evening / after-work lessons.
HEADS UP! Weekend lessons are… challenging. Many students plan mornings off for their weekday lessons. We begin early and you’ll only miss a few hours at work.
When we’ve locked in a date, you’ll receive a PayPal invoice. You can use your credit or debit card at PayPal.
Your payment secures your booking. All lessons must be paid in advance. See REFUNDS below.
CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
Reschedule your lesson or receive a full refund* when you cancel with 48 hours notice.
Short-notice cancellations will receive partial credit toward a rescheduled date. Here’s how it would work:
|Notice Period||What happens|
48 hrs notice
|No problem – you can request a new date or a full refund.*|
48 hrs notice
|Receive a VB Credit Voucher** for 50% of the lesson fees.
Apply the credit for future lesson dates.
24 hrs notice
|With regrets, no credit can be issued for these short-notice cancellations.|
* PayPal’s transaction fees of 3.49% will be deducted from your refund amount.
* Rescheduling is subject to availability. Remember, gaps between lessons will impact your progress. Protect your scheduled dates!
* * Credit Vouchers have no cash value and cannot be transferred. Credit Vouchers expire at the end of each season (Oct 31st).
Weather related cancellations will be rescheduled or refunded as you wish. VB judgment will prevail in making weather related decisions. *Weather Policy
Ready to get started?
Submit a NEW STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE
To give a lesson as a gift,
see GIFT CERTIFICATES
WHY VIRTUOUS BICYCLE?
NO GROUPS • NO VOLUNTEERS
NO NETWORK OF INSTRUCTORS
Book with VB for lessons with founder Lance Jacobs.
“Over ten years and hundreds of successful students, I’ve developed a unique approach for adults.”
the League of American Bicyclists