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New Record for Bike Education Program

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: July 7, 2017

Bike East Bay’s free education program is a fun way for people of all ages and abilities to learn new skills. We set a new six month record in the first half of 2017, teaching more classes to more people than ever before: 3,800 adults, children, and families attended 115 classes in 22 cities around the East Bay. That’s 30% more classes and attendees than the same 6 months last year.

With classes scheduled all the summer and fall, we’re on track to set a new record for the year. Learn new skills with Bike East Bay by registering for a free class, or requesting a workshop for your school, office, church, or other community organization.

“I tried to ride a bike a few years ago and could not learn, but I was up and rolling within the first 30 minutes with the step by step guidance from the friendly, upbeat, and knowledgeable instructors. I didn’t realize riding a bike can be so much fun!

-Adult Learn-to-Ride class participant, Oakland

Highlights from the past six months include:

  • New and amazing bike instructors teaching classes in English, Spanish, and Cantonese, including those from our instructor training for women and people of color in October.
  • Expansion into Contra Costa County with more family cycling classes in Concord, Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch
  • 80 adults taught the basics of balancing, pedaling, and steering at our Learn-to-Ride classes, including our first-ever session taught in Cantonese.
  • New partnerships with affordable housing developments like Ashland Place near San Leandro, and Los Medanos Village in Pittsburg, coordinating kids bicycle and helmet giveaways along with bike skills instruction for youth and parents together.

We have lots more in store for the rest of 2017, and hope to see you at a free bike class soon.

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