Bike Education Online

Our free, award-winning bicycle education program is offering online and socially-distanced outdoor classes throughout the duration of the COVID-19 shelter in place order. Register for a free workshop, access online blog posts and resources, and have fun on every bike trip!

•One Hour Workshops

These sessions go in-depth with a certified bike instructor on a specific topic such as avoiding bike theft, riding after dark, carrying things by bike, bike-friendly driving, and more. 1-hour, online workshop.

•Urban Cycling 101

This 2-part series starts with a 2-hour “Day 1” session online, then continues with an optional “Day 2” on-the-bike class (outdoor, bike and helmet required). Learn rules of the road, crash avoidance maneuvers, and tips you can use on every bike ride in the East Bay.

•Adult Learn-to-Ride

For adults who have either not yet learned how to ride a bike, or did a long time ago but want a refresher on the basics of balancing, pedaling and steering. 3-hour outdoor workshop, bike and helmet required.

•Family Cycling Workshops

Join our certified instructors for a day of fun games, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids who are able to ride a bike and are ready to take to the roads and pathways with their parents. 3-hour outdoor workshop, bikes and helmets required.

One Hour Webinar Workshops Schedule:

 

Bike Mechanics Workshop - Alameda (in-person)
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
3 - 4pm
1550 Oak Street, Alameda Free Library 
(Stafford Room on 1st Floor)
Click Here to Register

Carrying Things by Bike (online webinar)
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021
7 - 8pm
Online Webinar via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Biking After Dark (online webinar)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
7 - 8pm
Online Webinar via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Wet Weather Biking (online webinar)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
7 - 8pm
Online Webinar via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Urban Cycling 101 - Day 1 Schedule:
 

Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 (online webinar)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
6 - 8pm
Online Webinar via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 Workshop - Dublin (in-person)
Saturday, October 2nd, 2021
10am - 12pm
Civic Center Regional Meeting Room
Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza
Click Here to Register

Clase en español (Spanish Language Bike Skills Class) - Oakland
Saturday, October 16th, 2021
11am - 1pm
Biblioteca César Chávez, 3301 East 12th St #271
Click Here to Register

Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 (online webinar)
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
6 - 8pm
Online Webinar via Zoom
Click Here to Register

Urban Cycling 101 - Day 2 Road Classes Schedule:

 

Urban Cycling 101: Day 2 Road Class - Dublin (in-person)
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021
10am - 3pm
Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza (parking lot)
Click Here to Register

Adult Learn-to-Ride Classes Schedule:


***Posponed due to air quality concerns***
Adult Learn-to-Ride: Richmond 

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
10am - 1pm
S 16th St at Ohio Ave
Unity Park basketball courts

Adult Learn-to-Ride: Oakland 
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
10am - 1pm
Shafter Ave and Forest St
Rockridge BART west side parking lot, Oakland
Click Here to Register

Adult Learn-to-Ride: Oakland 
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
10am - 1pm
Shafter Ave and Forest St
Rockridge BART west side parking lot, Oakland
Click Here to Register

Family Cycling Workshops Schedule:

 

Family Cycling Workshop-Livermore (in-person)
Saturday, November 7th, 2021
10:00am-12:30pm 
Alameda County Library (parking lot)
San Lorenzo, 94580
Click Here to Register

Family-Friendly Bike Rides Schedule:


Fall Ride Series: Richmond BART to Point Pinole
September 25, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at Richmond BART
Click Here to Register

Join Bike East Bay for a relaxed ride to Richmond’s beautiful Point Pinole. We will start at Richmond BART and end at Point Pinole Regional Park. Enjoy sweeping views of San Pablo Bay and the surrounding areas.

Fall Ride Series: Delta de Anza Trail
October 9, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at Pittsburg/Bay Point BART
Click Here to Register

Join Bike East Bay for a family-friendly ride along the de Anza trail in Pittsburg and Antioch. We will be exploring this important regional connector for central and eastern Contra Costa County. We’ll start at Pittsburg/Bay Point BART, and finish at the Antioch BART to make things as easy as possible for commuters.

Fall Ride Series: Pleasanton to Livermore
October 30, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Meet at Dublin/Pleasanton BART
Click Here to Register

Don your best costume and join Bike East Bay for a family-friendly Halloween ride to a corn maze and pumpkin patch in Livemore, exploring Tri-Valley trails and bike lanes along the way. We’ll start at Dublin/Pleasanton BART, make a stop at the corn maze, and then loop back to BART to end our adventure.

Additional Resources:

  • Info and Frequently Asked Questions about bicycling, during the COVID-19 shelter in place order: BikeEastBay.org/COVID19
  • Online resources about bicycling in the East Bay, including topics on biking as a family, preventing bike theft, bike mechanics info, and more: BikeEastBay.org/EducationResources
  • Sign up for the Bike East Bay email newsletter to get updates on more free classes and events, as well as infrastructure updates and ways you can get involved: BikeEastBay.org/eNews
  • Support Bike East Bay as a member to help continue our advocacy for people-friendly streets in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, through the COVID-19 response and beyond: BikeEastBay.org/Join

Want to know about more online and in-person classes?

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

Want to request a class?

Click below to submit an application to request a Bike East Bay class for your business, school, or other East Bay community organization. 

These free classes are funded through grants and support from the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the City of Alameda, the City of Oakland, and Spare the Air Youth. Thank you!