Published March 1, 2011


The East Bay Bicycle Coalition has two important upcoming events. The EBBC is currently accepting nominations for their 2nd Annual Bike-Friendly Business Awards. The EBBC is also offering free bicycle safety classes this winter and spring where you can learn how to safely drive a bike. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is a group promoting bicycling as an everyday means of transportation and recreation.

Bike-Friendly Business Awards
The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is now accepting nominations for their 2nd Annual Bike-Friendly Business Awards. If you know of a business that goes an extra mile to encourage bicycling, or provides convenient bike parking for customers or helps promote biking in other ways, nominate them for this award. Simply go to: www.ebbc.org/awards to submit a nomination by March 25th. Each winning company receives an award certificate from the Bicycle Coalition recognizing their company as an official "bicycle-friendly" business , as well as great prizes and acknowledgment at the Bay Area's largest Bike Away from Work Party to be held on May 12, 2011.

Traffic Safety 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: 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. Participants will learn the basic rules of the road as they apply to bicyclists, how to dress and equip your bicycle, helmet fitting, using transit, safety information and the main principles of riding predictably, visibly and communicating with motorists 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 through May including a class in Dublin on April 21st. 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. This is an on-your-bike practice session, working in small groups with certified instructors to improve your handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to safely share the road with other traffic. Drinks and snacks are provided. This class does require a bicycle. Day two classes will be held in Oakland on Saturday, March 26th and in Pleasanton on Saturday, June 11th. Please visit www.ebbc.org/safety for full details and to sign up for a class online. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition will be giving out free bike lights for those completing both classes.

Additional Information
Additional information is available about the Bike Friendly Business Awards, the free bike safety classes, family cycling workshops and the East Bay Bicycle Coalition. For details, please refer to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition representative below.

Contact Information
Dave Campbell
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 548-7433  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     dcampbel@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