Bike East Bay (formerly The East Bay Bicycle Coalition) 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 26th and a class in Pleasanton that will be scheduled soon. Please visit 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 classes have been scheduled for April, May and June with a local day two class schedule for May 3rd in Dublin. Please visit for full details and to sign up for a class online. Bike East Bay will be giving out free bike lights for those completing both classes.

Lunchtime Workshop at Hacienda

In conjunction with the upcoming Bike to Work Day, Hacienda is hosting a lunchtime commuter workshop on May 2nd from 12-1 pm. The workshop is being held at 4305 Hacienda Drive in the 1st floor conference room. This interactive classroom course is perfect for introducing your employees to the concepts of bike safety and encouraging a healthy commute. Each class is hosted by a League of American Bicyclists - certified safety 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 be safe while having fun. This workshop is free but pre-registration is requested by calling (510) 845-7466 x2 or online at .

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 x2 phone (510) 336-1604 fax e-mail WWW Hacienda Owners Association 4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570 (925) 734-6500 phone (925) 734-6501 fax e-mail WWW

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