Published September 15, 2009


The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is again offering free bicycle safety classes this Fall. Come and learn how to safely drive a bike with a free Traffic Safety class offered by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is a group promoting bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreation.

Day One: Traffic Safety 101 Classroom
The Day 1 Traffic Safety 101 Classroom workshop will consist of a three and a half hour classroom course where participants will learn the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. This class is designed for adults 14 years and over and no bike is needed for this portion of the class. Day one classes are being offered throughout the Bay Area during September, October and November including a class in Dublin on September 23rd and Pleasanton on November 5th. Please visit www.ebbc.org/safety for full details and to sign up for a class online.

Day Two: Traffic Safety 101 Road Class
The On-Road Instruction class will consist of a six and a half hour on-road course that provides an opportunity to put into practice what was learned in the Classroom workshop, including emergency maneuvers and riding in various traffic conditions to test your knowledge of vehicular cycling skills. This class does require a bicycle. Day two classes will be held in Oakland on Saturday, October 31st and another location to be determined on November 14th. Please visit www.ebbc.org/safety for full details and to sign up for the class online. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition will be giving out free front/back bike lights for those completing both classes.

Additional Information
Additional information is available about the free bike safety classes and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. For details, please refer to the contacts below.

Contact Information
Dave Campbell
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 548-7433  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     dcampbell@lmi.net  e-mail     www.ebbc.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW