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Published March 25, 2016

BICYCLE SAFETY CLASSES

Bike East Bay

Bike East Bay is offering free bicycle safety classes this spring where you can learn how to safely drive a bike. Bike East Bay is a group working for safe, convenient and enjoyable bicycling for all people in the East Bay whether bicycling is a means of transportation or recreation.

Urban Cycling 101 Classroom and Road Class
Through a special two-part course, bike riders can learn all about safe bike riding. The course works as follows:

Day One: Classroom Workshop     The Day 1 Traffic Safety 101 Classroom Workshop will consist of a classroom course where participants will 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. 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 the next few months including a class in Dublin on April 2nd, 2016 and a class in Pleasanton in June (TBD). Please visit www.bikeeastbay.org/education for full details and to sign up for a class online.

Day Two: Road Class      The On-Road Instruction class will consist of a half day of bike riding that provides an opportunity to put into practice what was learned in the Classroom Workshop. This is an on-your-bike practice session, working in small groups with certified instructors to improve your handling skills, learn crash-avoidance maneuvers, and ability to ride confidently and safely on any street. Drinks and snacks are provided. This class does require a bicycle. The day two class has been scheduled for Dublin on April 9th, 2016. Please visit www.bikeeastbay.org/education for full details and to sign up for a class online, Attending the "Day One classroom workshop" is a prerequisite for taking the road class. Bike East Bay will be giving out a free set of Planet Bike lights for those completing both classes.

Lunchtime Workshop at Veeva Systems
In conjunction with this year's Bike to Work Day, Veeva Systems is hosting a free lunchtime commuter workshop on May 4th, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. No bike is required for this workshop which will be held at Veeva Systems, 4280 Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton. This interactive classroom course is perfect for introducing your employees to the concepts of bike safety and encouraging a healthy commute. Get ready for Bike to Work Day at this class taught by one of Bike East Bay's certified safety instructors, who will teach the basics of bike commuting, route planning, crash prevention, required equipment, bicyclist rights and responsibilities, and more. 

Additional Information
Additional information is available about the free bike safety classes, family cycling workshops, kids bike rodeos, commuter workshops and Bike East Bay. For details, please refer to the Bike East Bay representative below.

Contact Information
Robert Prinz
Bike East Bay
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 845-7433 x 2  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     robert@bikeeastbay.org  e-mail     www.bikeeastbay.org    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California  94588-2738
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW