Free Urban Cycling 101 classes

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

Day 1: Classroom Workshop:

This fun workshop is taught by an instructor certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, avoid bike theft, ride after dark, and prevent common crashes. 2-hour, indoor workshop for adults and teens, 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

Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Community Room, Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak St
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, January 11th, 2020
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​

Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​

  • Dublin

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Register for this Dublin class​​​​​​​​​​

  • Oakland

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Chavez Branch Oakland Public Library
3301 E 12th St, #271
Register for this Oakland class​​​​​​​​​​

  • Pleasanton

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Amador Rec Center
4455 Black Ave
Register for this Pleasanton 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 for an alternate arrangement.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Oakland

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
10am-1pm (drills); 1pm-3:30pm (road)
Ralph Bunche Academy, 1240 18th Street
(playground blacktop at corner of Poplar/18th)​
Register for this Oakland class
  • Pleasanton

Saturday, April 11th, 2020
10am-1pm (drills); 1pm-3pm (road)
Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road
(basketball courts on the south side of the school)​
Register for this Pleasanton class

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.