Free Urban Cycling 101 classes

Urban Cycling 101: a Two-Part Class for Adults and Teens

Day 1: Classroom Workshop:

This workshop is taught by one of our instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

Day 2: Road Class:

Join us for a half day of bike riding! This is the second part of Urban Cycling 101. We’ll cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups with our certified instructors to improve your handling skills, learn crash-avoidance maneuvers, and ability to bike confidently on any street. A functional bike and helmet is required, drinks and snacks provided.

Want to set up a class at your location?

Click below to submit an application to host a Bike East Bay class at your business, school, or other community center. 

Day 1: Classroom Workshop Schedule:​​​

Free reflective gear for all Day 1 class participants!

 

Free Reflective Gear for Class Participants

  • Alameda

Wednesday, December 12th
5:30-7:30pm
Community Room - Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street
Register for this Alameda class

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

  • Berkeley

(Please note: All of our UC Berkeley classes are open to the public, but are also part of the BEST (Bicycle Education & Skills Training) program allowing ticketed cyclists to have their fines reduced. Only these UC Berkeley classes are eligible for the UC Berkeley PD fine reduction program.)

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
1-3pm
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​

Saturday, January 5th, 2019
1-3pm
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
1-3pm
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
1-3pm
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​

  • Oakland

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
1-3pm
Golden Gate Branch Library
5606 San Pablo Ave
Register for this Oakland class​​​​​​​​

Day 2: Road Class Schedule:

Free bike lights for all graduates of our Day 2 Road Classes!

Free Bike Lights for Class Participants

Please note: Attendance at a “Day 1” classroom workshop is required before taking a road class. If you are unable to make one of our classroom sessions before a road class date, contact our Education Director Robert Prinz at robert@BikeEastBay.org for an alternate arrangement.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2019 Day 2 road classes to be added soon. Sign up for our Notification List below to get updates on dates and locations.

Don’t see a class near you?

 
Click below to join our notification list and we will contact you with updates on additional classes.

Still can’t find a class on our calendar that works with your schedule?

 
Visit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s website for a schedule of available classes. Our classes are transferrable so you can take Day 1 or Day 2 of the Urban Cycling 101 series in either location.