Bicycle Safety Classes

May 11, 2015
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For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition is offering a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. 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.  

There are three different classes being offered:

  1. "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-A) - Session A
  2. "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-B) - Session B
  3. "Basic Bicycling Skills"

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

Classes are being offered in:

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

Please note that class registrations are being processed manually by nice people who go home each evening to eat and sleep. Anticipate up to 4-5 business days after you register to receive a confirmation, unless you register for a class that's less than 4-5 business days from the date you registered. If you don't see anything from us within 4-5 business days, please check your spam folder before contacting our office. Thank you for your patience.

 

"STREET CYCLING SKILLS" (TS101-A) 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. This class is limited to 24 students. All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.

  • August 1  - East Los Angeles, Santa Monica, North Long Beach, Culver City, Reseda, Downtown L.A., Pacoima, Claremont
  • August 8 - South Los Angeles
  • August 22 - East Los Angeles, Cudahy, South Los Angeles
  • August 29  - Cudahy, Santa Monica, North Long Beach,  Culver City, Reseda, Downtown L.A., Claremont
  • August 30 - Pacoima

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR "STREET CYCLING SKILLS" - SESSION A

 

"STREET CYCLING SKILLS" (TS101-B) Session B

This class is conducted entirely outdoors, on bicycles. Participants will need to bring a bike in good working condition along with the helmet they were issued in Session A. 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. This class is limited to 12 students.

  • August 8 - Santa Monica
  • August 9 - East Los Angeles
  • August 15 - North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont, South Los Angeles
  • August 16 - East Los Angeles, North Hills, Pacoima, Santa Monica
  • August 22 - North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont
  • August 23 - North Hills, Pacoima, Santa Monica
  • August 29 - South Los Angeles
  • August 30 - East Los Angeles
  • September 12 - Cudahy, South Los Angeles
  • September 19 - North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont
  • September 20 - North Hills, Pacoima, Santa Monica
  • September 26 - Cudahy, North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont, South Los Angeles
  • September 27 - East Los Angeles, North Hills, Pacoima, Santa Monica

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR "STREET CYCLING SKILLS" - SESSION B

 

"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. This class is limited to 24 students. All participants will receive materials, a helmet, and lights at the end of the class.

  • August 8 - Santa Monica, North Long Beach, Culver City, Reseda, Downtown L.A., Pacoima, Claremont
  • August 15 - East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles
  • September 12 - Cudahy, North Long Beach, Culver City, Reseda, Downtown L.A., Claremont
  • September 13 - Pacoima, Santa Monica
  • September 19 - East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles
  • September 26 - Cudahy

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR "BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS"

 

BikeSGV will focus on teaching 3-hour classes geared towards beginner and intermediate level riders in three languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese). You can learn more about these classes here.