2019 RATES and INFO

Virtuous Bicycle Learn to Ride Students

2019 RATES and INFO 

Please read these how-lessons-work facts, then
to begin planning your lesson, submit a New Student Questionnaire.


Standard Lesson $150
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.

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 begins with submission of a New Student Questionnaire. (link below) 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.

Bring yours, or request a VB student bike. A 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.

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. 

Full refunds / credits with 48 hours notice of cancellation.
Short-notice cancellations may receive partial credit toward a rescheduled date. Details in the table below.

Notice Period What happens
More than 48 hrs notice No problem – you can request a new date or a full refund.
Less than 48 hrs notice Receive a VB Credit Voucher*, like a store credit, for 50% of your invoice
Less than 24 hrs notice Receive a VB Credit Voucher*, like a store credit, for 33% of your invoice
Less than 2 hrs notice With regrets, no credit can be issued for no-shows.

* Credit Vouchers have no cash value and cannot be transferred. Credit Vouchers expire at the end of each season (November).

Weather related cancellations will be rescheduled or refunded as you wish. VB judgment will prevail in making weather related decisions. *Weather Policy

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  1. Eman A.

    This year is truly memorable thanks to Lance and Virtuous Bicycle. I travelled 6000 miles and crossed the Atlantic to take the class, coming from Kuwait to NYC. I was not sure how it would go, but I was very lucky.

    I’ve been wanting to learn how ride a bike for at least 7 years but failed. I lived in cities where no one would professionally teach adults, and friends tried but couldn’t figure out why things were not intuitive to me. Not only can I say now I do know how to ride a bike but I show it off with pride.

    Lance is a great instructor, has a wonderful strategy to introduce the basics to a student while making it enjoyable, and pushes the student to challenge themselves. He also selected great locations around the city for us to practice, and they got prettier the more comfortable I became on a bike. In 12 hours spread over 4 days I learnt how to skillfully ride and most importantly how to enjoy riding.

    Thank you for your patience and friendship Lance! I’m so proud of myself for making it this far and I’m grateful for our time together. I enjoyed every minute!

  2. Adena

    Our family calls Lance the “bike angel.” While his focus is teaching adults, we were so lucky that he saw us trying to teach our son how to ride a bike. He saw our son was “almost there” and asked if he could could give a few pointers. Six minutes later, our son was riding. Lance knew exactly how to teach him. It is clear he is a master teacher. We are forever grateful to have bumped into him and experience his kindness and expertise! Did I mention it was six minutes!

  3. Bill Kerr

    Met Lance on a bike ride thru Central Park. Lance helped us out by adjusting our rental bikes, giving my 9 yr old helpful tips, and making us laugh. We didn’t sign up for a lesson, he just helped us out on our ride. Right place at the right time. Great guy and excellent teacher !

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