Bicycle Safety Classes

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This series of bicycle safety classes ended on October 1, 2015. No new classes are currently scheduled, but check back in spring of 2016.

For the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition offered a series of FREE bicycle safety classes. Funding for this program was provided by Metro through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

There were three different classes offered:

  1. "Basic Bicycling Skills"

  2. "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-A) - Session A

  3. "Street Cycling Skills" (TS101-B) - Session B

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

Classes were 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, and West Covina.

 

"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.

** Class schedule finished for 2015 **

"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.

** Class schedule finished for 2015 **

"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.

** Class schedule finished for 2015 **

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