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This 2-part series starts with a 2-hour “Day 1” classroom session (indoor, no bike required), then continues with an optional 5.5-hour “Day 2” on-the-road class (outdoor, bike and helmet required). Learn rules of the road, crash avoidance maneuvers, and tips for having more fun on every bike ride in the East Bay.
Learn how to protect your bike from theft at these one-hour, indoor workshops. Topics include locking techniques, secure parking options, bike registration, and tips on how to recover a stolen bike.
For adults or teens 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 workshop for adults and teens, bike and helmet required.
These sessions go in-depth with one of our certified instructors on a specific topic such as bike mechanics, avoiding bike theft, riding after dark, and more. 1-hour, indoor workshop for adults and teens, no bike required.
This class is for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the roads and pathways with their parents. Parents and kids attend together. Outdoor workshop for adults and youth in grades 2-6 (approx.)
These events include a mock city course, skills building, and safe walking and bike instruction. Participants can drop in and out of this session any time, with most kids spending a half hour or less in the course. For youth in grades 2-6 (approx.). Bikes and helmets provided, or bring your own!
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These free classes are funded through grants and support from the Alameda County Transportation Commission, Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, Kaiser Permanente, UC Berkeley, and the City of Oakland. More information about our grant funding from Alameda CTC is available online here.
Know your rights and responsibilities and ride smart! To test your knowledge of the CA Vehicle Code as it applies to bicyclists please take Bike East Bay’s Bicycle Law Quiz.
- League of American Bicyclists: Traffic Skills 101 manual [large PDF]
- League of American Bicyclists: Traffic Skills 201 manual [large PDF]
- League of American Bicyclists: Traffic Skills 101 manual del estudiante, español [PDF]
- League of American Bicyclists: “Ride Smart” tips and videos