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

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)
  • East Los Angeles
  • North Hills (San Fernando Valley)
  • North Long Beach
  • Pacoima
  • Reseda
  • Santa Monica
  • South Los Angeles
  • West Covina

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.

"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. 

  • September 12 - Cudahy(spanish - call 323.773.5143 x221 to reserve), North Long Beach, Culver City, Reseda, Downtown L.A., Claremont
  • September 13 - Pacoima(Cudahy(spanish  - call 818.485.0600 to reserve), Santa Monica
  • September 19 - East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, West Covina
  • September 26 - Cudahy(spanish - call 323.773.5143 x221 to reserve)
     

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR "BASIC BICYCLING SKILLS

 

"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.

  • September 12 - South LA, Cudahy(spanish  - call 323.773.5143 x221 to reserve)

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.

  • September 12 - South Los Angeles
  • September 19 - North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont, South Los Angeles
  • September 20 - North Hills, Pacoima
  • September 26 - Cudahy(spanish  - call 323.773.5143 x221 to reserve), North Long Beach, Culver City, Downtown L.A., Claremont, South Los Angeles,
  • September 27 - East Los Angeles, North Hills, Santa Monica

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

 

 

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.