Published June 19, 2013


The East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) is offering free bicycle safety classes in the Tri-Valley this summer where you can learn how to safely drive a bike. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is a group promoting cycling as an everyday means of transportation and 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 July and August including a class being held at Thomas Hart Middle School in Hacienda on August 10th. Please visit www.ebbc.org/safety 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 next day two class is currently scheduled for August 24th at Thomas Hart Middle School in Hacienda. 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.

Family Cycling Workshop in Hacienda
Safe road bicycling takes a lot more than balance, a helmet and a good attitude. Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s League Certified safety instructors for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids able to ride a bike and who are ready to ride on the roadways with their parents. Parents and kids must attend together and should bring their own bikes. Each child receives a free red blinky light for participating! The next Family Cycling Workshop is being held at Thomas Hart Middle School in Hacienda on July 13th. Please visit www.ebbc.org/safety for full details and to sign up for a class online.

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

Contact Information
Robert Prinz
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 845-7433 x2  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     robert@ebbc.org  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