Sat, Apr 17|
Bicycling 101: Biking and Public Transit Safety - Online Video Class
This class will cover bike safety and interactions with Metro buses, Metro trains, and Metrolink rail throughout the LA County region.
Time & Location
Apr 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
About the event
Do you want to learn more about biking and public transit and how to safely navigate Metro, Metrolink, and other transit systems? The BEST Bicycling 101: Biking and Public Transit Safety class presented by Metro , Metrolink, and LA County Bicycle Coalition is a 1-hour off-bike session (via Zoom) that will cover bike safety with particular attention towards interactions with buses, Metro trains, and the Metrolink regional passenger train system. Learn how to take extra precautions around bus stops, rail crossings, and other interaction points as well as additional tips for making your trip easier, safer, and more convenient. Attendees are encouraged to participate from the comfort and safety of your own homes while we are all doing our part to practice social distancing and stay connected to one another.
Participants who complete a class feedback survey will be mailed a FREE pre-loaded TAP card and additional Metro-branded goodies (shipping limited to addresses in LA County).
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required to guarantee a minimum number of participants. Register now to guarantee your spot! Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation email and more info on how to join the class online.
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but may be uncomfortable using a bike for everyday travel or recreation.
What You’ll Learn:
- What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks
- Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Route Planning / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure
- Transit Safety: Bikes and Transit / Navigating Common Hazards / Bus Stops and Rail Crossings
- Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro and Metrolink
Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and Bike 1, 2, & 3. The Bicycling 101 off-bike presentation is offered to organizations, businesses, and public agencies to provide a brief overview of bike basics. After this class, participants are encouraged to seek out additional BEST classes with on-bike instruction when they become available.
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.
The 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.
Metrolink is Southern California's premier regional passenger rail system serving over 55 stations across the region. Metrolink is proud to serve as the LINK between six Southern California counties with safe, seamless and reliable transportation and connectivity. By reducing 9.2 million car trips annually, Metrolink has proven to be an effective solution, taking pressure off freeways and reducing gridlock.