Free Urban Cycling 101 classes

Urban Cycling 101: a Two-Part Class for Adults and Teens

Day 1: Classroom Workshop:

This workshop is 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, take a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with other road users by your actions and signals. No bike required.

Day 2: Road Class:

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, drinks and snacks provided.

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. 

Day 1: Classroom Workshop Schedule:​​​

Free reflective gear for all Day 1 class participants!

Free Reflective Gear for Class Participants

  • Alameda

Monday, December 11th, 2017
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​

Monday, February 12th, 2018
Alameda Main Library
1550 Oak Street, Community Room
Register for this Alameda class​​​​​​

  • Berkeley

(Please note: All of our UC Berkeley classes are open to the public, but are also part of the BEST (Bicycle Education & Skills Training) program allowing ticketed cyclists to have their fines reduced. Only these UC Berkeley classes are eligible for the UC Berkeley PD fine reduction program.)

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Barrows Hall, Room 136
UC Berkeley
Register for this Berkeley class​​​​​​​​

  • Oakland

Saturday, November 18th, 2017
81st Ave Library
1021 81st Ave
Register for this Oakland class​​​​

廣東話 (Cantonese Language Class)​​
日期: Saturday, 11/18/2017
時間: 1-3pm
林肯廣場休閒中心 (Lincoln Square Recreation Center)
250 10th Street
請在此報名(Register for this Oakland class​​​​)

廣東話 (Cantonese Language Class)​​
日期: Saturday, 12/9/2017
時間: 1-3pm
林肯廣場休閒中心 (Lincoln Square Recreation Center)
250 10th Street
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Saturday, December 16th, 2017
Golden Gate Library
5606 San Pablo Ave
Register for this Oakland class​​​​​

Day 2: Road Class Schedule:

Free bike lights for all graduates of our Day 2 Road Classes!

Free Bike Lights for Class Participants

Please note: Attendance at a “Day 1” classroom workshop is required before taking a road class. If you are unable to make one of our classroom sessions before a road class date, contact our Education Director Robert Prinz at for an alternate arrangement.​​​​​​​​​​​

  • No additional Day 2 road classes are scheduled through the rainy season (November-February). Please check back for March-June 2018 sessions to be added soon.

Don’t see a class near you?

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

Still can’t find a class on our calendar that works with your schedule?

Visit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s website for a schedule of available classes. Our classes are transferrable so you can take Day 1 or Day 2 of the Urban Cycling 101 series in either location.