CicLAvia Street Skills: Back to Bike Basics (South LA) - Online Video Class
Time & Location
About the event
Do you live in South LA and want to learn how to bike more safely and confidently in your community? Has it been awhile since you’ve been on a bike and want to be better prepared to join the upcoming CicLAvia South LA open streets event in December? The Back to Basics class, presented by Metro and LA County Bicycle Coalition in partnership with LADOT and CicLAvia is an online class designed to help you improve your basic bike handling skills. You’ll learn how to start and stop with confidence, scan, and signal. We’ll show you how to adjust your bike and helmet before a ride, and teach you how to perform a simple inspection to ensure your bike is road-ready. This class will prioritize participation from South LA residents.
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 strongly encouraged for all participants. Once you are registered, we will send you a confirmation email and more info on how to join the class online. Register now to guarantee your spot!
Thanks to a Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) statewide grant, LADOT is launching the South Los Angeles Universal Basic Mobility Pilot Program to introduce new shared mobility options for residents and workers, expand fare payment subsidies, integrate fare payment across existing and new transportation options, and expand electrification to advance Universal Basic Mobility for South LA residents. As part of this engagement effort, we are excited to collaborate with community partners to offer fun and engaging bike safety education opportunities to South LA communities to ensure that all residents have access to dignified, frequent, affordable transportation that serves all of their basic needs.
Check out these other class options:
Virtual Classes (English)
- Bike Maintenance: Fix-A-Flat - October 14
- Bicycling 101 – October 16
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Night Riding – October 18
- Bicycling 101: Choosing the Right Bike – October 20
- Bike Maintenance: Bicycle Safety Check – October 23
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road – October 25
- Bike Maintenance: Flat Repair – October 27
- Bicycling 101: Rules of the Road for Group Riding – October 28
Virtual Classes (Spanish) / Clases virtuales en español
- Ciclismo 101 – 23 de octubre
Limited In-Person Classes
- Bike Maintenance: Fix-A-Flat (Leimert Park) - October 22
- CicLAvia Street Skills: Rules of the Road (South LA) - November 13
- CicLAvia Street Skills: South LA Route Preview - November 27
- BEST Ride: DTLA Taco Roll – October 30
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but you aren’t comfortable using a bicycle for everyday travel or recreation, then this class may be for you. To build rider confidence, this class covers the basics of bike handling and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills.
What You’ll Learn:
- What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks
- Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure
- Basic Bike Handling Skills: Balance / Mount and Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning
- Safe Streets, Active Streets! Safer Street Design Toolkit
- Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro, LADOT, and CicLAvia
Metro's Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and Bike 1, 2, & 3. 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.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) leads transportation planning, project delivery, and operations in the City of Los Angeles to ensure all people have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support vibrant, inclusive communities.
CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free street events. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.
The Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP) is a new transportation equity pilot from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that aims to address community residents’ transportation needs, increase access to key destinations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by funding planning, clean transportation, and supporting projects.