City of Alameda Adult and Family Bicycle Education

From 2017 through mid-2019 Bike East Bay will be providing free adult and family bike programs around Alameda, all taught by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. The classes include instruction on topics such as:

  • Adult Learn-to-Ride-a-Bike workshops
  • Urban Cycling classroom and road classes
  • Family Cycling Workshops
  • 1-hour classes on bike commuting basics, riding after dark, or other topics

This program is a collaborative effort between the City of Alameda and Bike East Bay, made possible via funding from a Caltrans Active Transportation Program grant associated with the Cross Alameda Trail project, as well as Alameda County’s Measures B and BB.

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. 

 

•One Hour Workshops

These sessions go in-depth with one of our certified instructors on a specific topic like avoiding bike theft, basic bike mechanics, riding after dark, or bike commuting basics.​

Biking After Dark Workshop
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
1:30-2:30pm
Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Ave
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

Bike Theft Prevention Workshop
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
1:30-2:30pm
Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Ave
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•Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 classroom workshops

These workshops are 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, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. For adults and teens, no bike required.

Free reflective gear for all Day 1 class participants!Free Reflective Gear for Class Participants

Wednesday, December 11th, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
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•Urban Cycling 101: Day 2 road classes

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. For adults and teens.

Free bike lights for all Day 2 class participants!Free Reflective Gear for Class Participants

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
9am-2pm
Godfrey Park
281 Beach Road
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•Family Cycling Workshops

Join Bike East Bay’s certified instructors for a day of fun games, drills, and skills building. These workshops are for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the paths and roadways with their parents.

Ride to the Jean Sweeney Park grand opening!
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
9-11:30am (group ride starts 10:30am)
Littlejohn Park
1401 Pacific Ave
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

•Adult Learn-to-Ride classes

These classes are for adults or teens who have either not yet learned how to ride a bike, or learned a long time ago but want a refresher on the basics of balancing, pedaling and steering. Our trained instructors are friendly, patient, and will help you get off to a great start in a secure, non-judgmental environment. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
9am-12pm
Godfrey Park
281 Beach Road
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Saturday, July 27th, 2019
9am-12pm
Godfrey Park
281 Beach Road
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​​

Don’t see a class near you?

Click here for more free classes scheduled elsewhere around the East Bay, or click below to join our notification list and we will contact you with updates on additional classes.

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