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. Certified instructors teach all the workshops.

Due to the Alameda County Order, all in-person bike workshops are not being scheduled at this time. Virtual workshops are available. Please visit Bike East Bay to register for a class.

Urban Cycling 101: a Two-Part Class for Adults

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.  

Check Bike East Bay for class dates!

Day 2:  Road Class - Bike & Helmet Required

Due to the Alameda County Order, Road Class Workshops are not being scheduled at this time.

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.  

1-hour Bike Workshops

These 1-hour 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. 

Check Bike East Bay for class dates!

Family Cycling Workshop

Due to the Alameda County Order, Family Cycling Workshops are not being scheduled at this time.

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!   

Kids Bike Rodeo

Due to the Alameda County Order, Kids Bike Rodeos are not being scheduled at this time.

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