Free Urban Cycling 101 classes

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

Day 1: Classroom Workshop:

This fun and entertaining 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.

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Want to set up a class at your location?

If your business, school, or community center would like Bike East Bay to provide an adult, youth, or family class at your site, we will be happy to offer it for free or at a reasonable cost. Just click below to submit an application.

Day 1: Classroom Workshop Schedule:​​​

  • 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.)

This class for ticketed cyclists only.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Sproul Hall, Room 36 (basement)
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​​

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Dwinelle Hall, Room 209 (basement)
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​​

  • Fremont

Women Bike Workshop
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Fremont Main Library
Fukaya room, 2400 Stevenson Blvd
Register for this Fremont class​​​​

  • Oakland

Clase en español (Spanish Language Class)
Sábado, 22 de abril, 2017
Biblioteca César E. Chávez, Oakland
3301 E 12th St, 2 ° piso

Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Main Library
125 14th Street
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  • Pleasanton

Part of the Pleasanton Bicycle Safety Festival​
Saturday, April 30th, 2017
Pleasanton Library
400 Old Bernal Ave
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These classes offer great information for both beginner and experienced cyclists alike. Here’s what a few of our attendees had to say:

“You know the type, aging, maybe a grey goatee, riding an expensive carbon bike, riding up to 10,000 miles a year, who the #$%^ are you to tell me anything about bike safety?
Well, that was me, and mostly still is, except that I honestly got a lot out of an Bike East Bay, Urban Bicycling Skills 101 class, and look forward to far safer riding in the future! ”
Brian Aldrich - President, Grizzly Peak Cyclists

“I wanted to thank you for leading the Urban Cycling 101 class at Berkeley… I just bought my first bike since childhood and I was initially so overwhelmed by riding in traffic. The class was really great and I feel a lot more comfortable trying to ride my bike around. The videos were great and I loved that it was so comprehensive. I signed up for the road class, and I just joined Bike East Bay as a member.”
Alexis Wong, Urban Cycling 101 student and Bike East Bay member!

“I endorse the bicycle education program of Bike East Bay and encourage all bicyclists to take an Bike East Bay class. I also encourage police departments to promote these classes.”
Patrol Sergeant Shawn Maples, El Cerrito Police Department

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 for an alternate arrangement.​​​​​​​​

  • Albany

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 (New class date)
Cornell Elementary
920 Talbot Ave
Register for this Albany class​​​​

  • Fremont

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Weibel Elementary
45135 S Grimmer Blvd
Register for this Fremont class​​​​

  • Oakland

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
International Community School
2825 International Blvd
Register for this Oakland class​​​​