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

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

Saturday, April 6th, 2019
1-3pm
Barrows Hall, Room 175
UC Berkeley
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  • Fremont

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
6:30-8:30pm
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fukaya room A
Register for this Fremont class​​​​​​​​

Saturday, May 25th, 2019
2:30-4:30pm
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd, Fukaya room A
Register for this Fremont class​​​​​​​​
  • Oakland

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
1-3pm
Chávez Branch Library
3301 E 12th Street
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Thursday, April 18th, 2019
5-7pm
Kaiser Oakland, 3rd Floor, Room B1
3600 Broadway Ave
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Saturday, April 20th, 2019
1-3pm
Golden Gate Branch Library
5606 San Pablo Ave
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Saturday, May 4th, 2019
1-3pm
Rockridge Branch Library
5366 College Ave
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Saturday, May 11th, 2019
1-3pm
Oakland Main Library
125 14th Street
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  • Pleasanton

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
10-12pm
Amador Rec Center
4455 Black Ave
Register for this Pleasanton class​​​​​​​​
  • San Leandro

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
6-8pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
911 Dowling Blvd
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Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
3-5pm
All Saints Episcopal Church, Fireside Room
911 Dowling Blvd
Register for this San Leandro 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Alameda

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
9am-12pm (drills); 12-2pm (road)
Godfrey Park
281 Beach Road
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

  • Pleasanton

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
10am-1pm (drills); 1-3pm (road)
Hart Middle School
4433 Willow Road
Register for this Pleasanton class​​​​​​​

  • San Leandro

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
9am-12pm (drills); 12-2pm (road)
Cherry Grove Park
1600 Williams St
Register for this San Leandro 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.