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Free Bike Class- Bike 2: Rules of the Road
February 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Do you want to make bicycling part of your daily travel routine, but you’re not sure where to start?
The Bike 2 – Rules of the Road class, presented by Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC and Santa Monica Spoke will help you learn how to bike on city streets safely. This is a free 2-hour class for adults and teens who would like to learn how to safely and legally ride on city roads. We will teach you the rules of the road, how to plan your route, and provide tips and trips to make bicycling for everyday travel safe and convenient. From what to wear to bicycling etiquette, we’ve got you covered!
FREE REGISTRATION HERE
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot!
Consider signing up for other classes in this series:
Bike 1 – Back to Basics (January 25th)
Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (February 8, 2020)
Bike 3 – Street Skills (February 22, 2020)
Bicycling 101 (date TBD)
All 1st time class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!
**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you are comfortable getting on a bike, but might be nervous about navigating neighborhood streets, then this class may be for you. This class will help you understand the rules of the road and provide practical skills so that you are able to navigate city streets safely and use bikes for everyday travel.
PLEASE NOTE: while you are not required to take Bike 1 to enroll in the next level class, we strongly encourage you to take this short screening quiz to determine if the next level classes are appropriate for your skill level. This is not a “Learn to Ride” class, so you are expected to at least know how to ride a bike, even if you are not a frequent rider.
What You’ll Learn:
Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets:
ABC Quick Check
Biking on City Streets:
Rules of the Road
Navigating Common Hazards
Biking and Transit:
Riding around Transit
Taking bikes on trains and buses
Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro
What You’ll Need:
Please bring your bike in good working condition. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.
1st time participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.
Registration & Waivers:
Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar . For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit metro.net/gobike.
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.
Santa Monica Spoke is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving walking, biking and healthy active transportation in the City of Santa Monica. We are a community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.