2022 RATES and INFO
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, and locations will change as you progress. Lessons are held at various locations in Manhattan.
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.. hard to come by. Many students plan mornings off for their 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.
You’ll be happy to know that all VB Students are required to show vaccination proof. See VB Covid Response
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**, like a store credit, for 66% of lesson charges|
24 hrs notice
|Receive a VB Credit Voucher, like a store credit, for 33% of lesson charges|
12 hrs notice
|With regrets, no credit can be issued for these night-before or morning-of cancellations.|
* PayPal’s transaction fees of 3.49% will be deducted from your refund amount.
* *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 nine years and hundreds of successful students, I’ve developed a unique approach for adults.”
the League of American Bicyclists