***This class was originally scheduled for December 7, 2019, but postponed due to rain. The new class date of January 11, 2020, is shown below.***
This class is made possible via funding from the City of Oakland, in partnership with the Oakland Unified School District.
We’ll cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups with our certified instructors to improve your handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to confidently and safely bike on all types of streets and pathways. Every attendee will receive a free set of bike lights!!!
This class will be split into two parts, as follows:
- Part 1, On-the-bike drills (10am-1pm): This first section includes a group orientation then an on-bike session in a controlled environment like a parking lot or playground blacktop, practicing bike handling and hazard avoidance skills in a relaxed setting.
- Part 2, On-road group practice (1-3pm): For this second section instructors will take participants out on the road around nearby neighborhoods, streets, and paths, practicing our skills drills in a real world environment.
Participants are welcome to join us for just Part 1, or stick around for both Parts 1 and 2. The free bike lights and other incentives are available for everyone even if they don't participate for both sections, but any individuals taking this class as a prerequisite for a League of American Bicyclists instructor certification must attend both.
We encourage participants to bike and BART to this class. It is less than one mile via this route (click here) from the West Oakland BART station.
Attending one of our “Day 1” Urban Cycling 101: Classroom Workshops is normally a prerequisite to taking a Road Class. However, if you can not make one of our classroom sessions and still want to sign up for a road class please contact our Education Director Robert at robert@BikeEastBay.org for an alternate arrangement.
A functional bike and helmet are required to participate. Any minors joining us for this class must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a learn-to-ride class, and all participants are expected to be comfortable with the basics of balancing, pedaling, and steering.
If you will need a substantial meal before the end of class please bring it with you as our schedule will not allow us to eat off-site.
Click the image below to download the Traffic Skills 101 manual before attending this class, to review the information covered in the “Day 1” class you attended.
Ralph Bunche Academy
(playground blacktop, corner of Poplar/18th)
Oakland, CA 94607