Free, informal instruction – no registration needed
We have special “balance bikes” (in all sizes, including for adults) that you can use in our parking lot, or borrow to practice with at home. This is the easiest way to learn, or teach someone else, this basic skill. Just stop in; we’ll show you how!
Structured instruction for a fee
We offer the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) bike-handling and traffic skills training to help you ride more safely, comfortably, and confidently in all traffic situations.
- Get fewer flat tires
- Get honked at less often
- Have credentials that could bolster your position in a legal action
- Go on to become a League Certified Instructor (LCI) yourself — to teach safe-cycling classes on your own, or through the OCBC.
Traffic Skills 101
- Longer, but still easy
- Includes a test and a certificate
Traffic Skills 101 is made up of our Bicycle Basics series on mechanical bike safety and fixing flats, the Traffic Skills Intro, and the written test found here. Though best taken in order, these classes can be completed at any time — once they are, the final on-road test can be scheduled, to earn a certificate from the League of American Bicyclists. This certificate is required to gain instructor certification from the League, which can be done at one of the seminars listed here.
Students under 14 must be accompanied by an adult student who is a legal guardian, or designated by their guardian on a signed parental release form. Students under 18 must have the signed parental release form with them to attend the class.
We can also arrange private classes almost anytime that is not already scheduled on our calendar, if you have a group of at least four students (or pay the equivalent tuition).
GROUP RIDING CLASSES
We offer Kids 1 and other programs to Scout groups, Rec Centers and community groups.
We will be happy to customize classes to your particular needs, and present them at your location – please see our Programs page.