Free: Bike Skills Classes

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE FREE Bicycle Skills Classes through out Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Spoke is hosting the full series of classes in Santa Monica. Funding for this program is provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.bicycle safety2

Three different classes are being offered:

  • Basic Bicycling Skills
  • Street Cycling Skills – (classroom) Session A
  • Street Cycling Skills – (on bike) Session B

All classes are taught by trained League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). The classes are open for adults and youth who are at least 14 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

FREE HELMETS AND LIGHT SETS INCLUDED!

All three classes will be offered at these locations:
For full list of class dates at all locations click here

  • Santa Monica
  • Culver City
  • Reseda
  • Cudahy
  • North Hills (San Fernando Valley)
  • Downtown Los Angeles (Metro)
  • North Long Beach
  • Pacoima (dates pending)
  • Claremont

 BIKE SMART: BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS 

This class is a 2-hour workshop and is an abbreviated version of “Street Cycling Skills” Session A (it is NOT a substitute for the Session A class for those who want to take the Session B class).  This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop. No bicycle is needed for this class. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis.
Class is limited to 24 students.
All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS” 

Santa Monica Classes

  • June 7  – Online Registration closed
  • June 14 – Online Registration closed
  • July 12 – Online Registration closed – 
  • August 8 – Online Registration closed
  • September 13 – Online Registration closed

 


BIKE SMART: STREET CYCLING SKILLS (classroom) Session A

This class covers bicyclist rules of the road, basic principles of bicycling in traffic, lane positioning, destination positioning, common hazards encountered by bicyclists and how to deal with them, simple steps to ensure your bike is in good condition, and proper helmet fit and adjustment. This is a classroom only workshop. No bicycle is needed for this class. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. Class is limited to 24 students.
All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “STREET CYCLING SKILLS” – SESSION A

Santa Monica Classes

  • June 7  – Online Registration closed
  • June 14  – Online Registration closed
  • June 27  – Online Registration closed
  • July 12  – Online Registration closed  
  • July 19  – Online Registration closed
  • August 1  – Online Registration closed
  • August 29  –  Online Registration closed mail RSVP@SMSpoke.org for walk in info

 


BIKE SMART: STREET CYCLING SKILLS (on bike) Session B 

This class is conducted entirely outdoors, on bicycles. Participants will need to bring a bike in good working condition along with a helmet. Fixed gear bikes are not recommended and fixed gear bikes without a handbrake will not be permitted. In this class, participants will learn bicycling handling skills, including emergency maneuvers. Using the principles taught in Session A, participants will ride on public roads with instructors who will help participants put what they’ve learned into practice, on the street. This class is 4 hours long. You must take “Street Cycling Skills” Session A before you can take “Street Cycling Skills” Session B. Students will be enrolled on a first-come first-served basis. Class is limited to 12 students.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR “STREET CYCLING SKILLS” – SESSION B

Santa Monica Classes

  • July 18 – Online Registration closed
  • July 26 – Online Registration closed
  • August 16 – Online Registration closed
  • August 23 – Online Registration closed
  • September 20 –  Closed
  • September 27 – Online Registration closed

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