Bicycle Safety Education
The Alameda County Bicycle Safety Education Program offers free classes throughout the county. The program includes a variety of class types to cater to different audiences, including classroom and on-road instruction, classes oriented towards adults, teenagers and children; classes in English, Spanish and Cantonese; and classes for new and experienced bicyclists.
The Alameda County Bicycle Safety Education program began in 2007 with funding provided by the Measure B Bicycle and Pedestrian Discretionary Grant Program. In 2013, the program was converted to a competitively bid program and merged with the Alameda Countywide Safe Routes to School Program. Alta Planning and Design and Bike East Bay (formerly the East Bay Bicycle Coalition) operate the program.
Every year, the Alameda County Bicycle Safety Education Program educates approximately 4,000 adults, teenagers and children in safe bicycle riding techniques. The program encourages bicycle riders to ride their bicycles with greater control and awareness to enhance their travel safety.
Attending and Scheduling Classes
If you are interested in attending a class, please visit Bike East Bay’s website to see a schedule of upcoming classes. Classes are offered at locations throughout the county in easily accessible locations. Note that pre-registration is encouraged or required for most class types. Many classes have giveaways like free reflective vests or bike lights!
If you are interested in scheduling or hosting a class at your place of business, community center or school, please contact Robert Prinz, education director at Bike East Bay to discuss options.