View Photo Gallery — A boom in adult learn-to-bike classes: Non-pedaling grown-ups are taking care of some unfinished kid business and signing up for lessons with groups including the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. The organization held one recent session in Alexandria.
When they were kids, they could only watch as their friends pedaled off. In college, they saw other students go ten-speeding around campus. As grown-up Washingtonians, increasingly surrounded by bike lanes, bike commuters and bike-share stations, they have stood aside as a city zips by on two wheels.
And so, a few decades later than most, 13 adults gathered last week in Alexandria to take care of some unfinished childhood business: learning to ride a bicycle.