RATES and INFO for 2021
PRIVATE LESSONS with VB founder Lance Jacobs
Standard Lesson $200
A Standard Lesson is a 90 minute to 2-hour session
Add $50 for an extra hour
Take a little extra time, go a little slower, progress a little further.
WHEN TO APPLY
Plan ahead! Lessons are rarely available on short notice – many who request lessons with short notice are disappointed. Book now to secure a date.
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 comments and a suggested plan to get started.
We’ll select a location that’s appropriate for your goals. Lessons are held at various locations in Manhattan.
BIKE and HELMET*
Bring yours, or request a VB student bike. (recommended) A rental charge will be added to your invoice.
*Covid Consideration: VB helmets are available, but bringing your own helmet will eliminate the helmet fitting session at our lesson. You’re learning to ride a bike, you’re going to need a helmet – now’s a good time to buy one.
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.. hard to come by. Many students plan a personal morning off.
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.
CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS
Full refunds or Credit Vouchers with 48 hours notice of cancellation.
Short-notice cancellations will receive partial credit toward a rescheduled date.
|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*, like a store credit, for 66% of your invoice|
24 hrs notice
|Receive a VB Credit Voucher*, like a store credit, for 33% of your invoice|
4 hrs notice
|With regrets, no credit can be issued for “morning-of” cancellations.|
* Credit Vouchers have no cash value and cannot be transferred. Credit Vouchers expire at the end of each season (November 15).
** PayPal’s fees, usually absorbed by VB, will be deducted from your refund amount.
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 a lesson with founder Lance Jacobs.
“Seven years and hundreds of successful students, I’ve developed a unique approach for adults.”
the League of American Bicyclists