Emile Hirsch Is a Wheel Good Boyfriend

As the star of Speed Racer, Emile Hirsch knows a thing or two about keeping his cool behind the wheel.

So the 23-year-old actor and fashion plate is probably the ideal choice if you need bike-riding lessons.

Hirsch—who plays gay-rights activist Cleve Jones in the acclaimed Harvey Milk bio-pic Milk—was spotted in Venice, California, on Thursday giving his girlfriend, Brianna Domont, bike-riding lessons.

Domont, a fashion intern whose parents own a West Hollywood jewelry store, is currently a freshman at New York City’s New School. Apparently, Pedaling 101 isn’t offered in the school’s curriculum.

Earlier in the day, the lovebirds grabbed lunch at Santa Monica eatery Urth Cafe, Just Jared reports. Hey, learning to ride a bike is not something you want to attempt on an empty stomach.

Hirsch, who approached his teaching duties with no small amount of patience, just finished filming Taking Woodstock.  The Ang Lee-directed comedy is about a man who works in his parents’ Catskills motel and inadvertently sets in motion the events that led to the legendary 1969 concert.

Shot on location in upstate New York, Taking Woodstock also stars Liev Schreiber, Paul Dano, Eugene Levy and Kelli Garner, and is slated for an August release.