Bike Safety Education

Riding a bike on the roadway takes skill! The City of Pleasanton is partnering with Bike East Bay and cities of Dublin and Livermore to provide free bicycle safety workshops to help cyclists learn about road safety, laws and bike commuting. Parents and school-age children will have the opportunity to learn about basic bike riding skills at a family cycling workshop.

Certified instructors teach all the workshops. For information on bike safety workshops or to register, visit Bike East Bay.  

Urban Cycling 101: a Two-Part Class for Adults

CLASS SERIES FLIER

Day 1:  Classroom Workshop

This fun and entertaining workshop teaches basic rules of the road: how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, transport a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by using simple and safe techniques. No bike required. Free bike lights for all attendees.  

  • Dublin

Sunday, September 16th, 2018
1:30-3:30pm
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Register for this Dublin class​​​​​​​

Day 2:  Road Class - Bike & Helmet Required

Join in on a half-day of bike riding! This is the second part of Urban Cycling 101.  Instructors will cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups to improve handling skills, learn crash avoidance maneuvers, and ability to bike confidently on any street. A functional bike and helmet are required. Free bike lights for all attendees. Drinks and snacks provided.

Free bike lights for all Day 2 Road Class Graduates!

  • Dublin

Sunday, September 30th, 2018
10:30am-3:30pm
Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Register for this Dublin class

1-hour Bike Workshops

These 1-hour, interactive classroom courses are perfect for introducing riders to the concepts of biking and encourage a healthy commute.  Each class is taught by a certified instructor who will teach the basics of bike commuting, crash avoidance, and bicyclist rights and responsibilities.  You will also learn how to outfit your bike, how to take a bike on transit and how to bike smart while having fun. 

No Pleasanton Classes Scheduled.  

Check Bike East Bay for local class dates!

Family Cycling Workshop

The family that rides together thrives together! Join Bike East Bay's certified instructors for a day of fun games, drills, and skills building. This workshop is for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the paths and roadways with their parents. Parents and kids (grades 2-6, recommended) must attend together; please, no drop-offs. Free reflective vests for youth attendees!

No Pleasanton Classes Scheduled.  

Check Bike East Bay for local class dates!

Kids Bike Rodeo

Come to a bike rodeo for the chance to bike through a mock city course and participate in building bike skills, and walking and bike instruction. Bikes and helmets are provided, or bring your own!  Bike rodeos are for school-age youth.

Skills Taught: * How to Perform a Bicycle Safety Check * Proper Helmet Fitting * Proper Starting and Stopping * Signaling and Communication * Shifting Gears * Scanning Ahead * Shoulder Checking * Obstacle Avoidance

Check Bike East Bay for local class dates!