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Free Bike Class- Bike 1: Back to Basics
January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Has it been awhile since you’ve been on a bike? Do you want to learn how to bike safely?
The Bike 1 – Back to Basics class, presented by Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC and Santa Monica Spoke will help you improve your bicycling 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 is not a Learn to Ride class.
FREE REGISTRATION HERE
Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot!
Consider signing up for other classes in this series:
Bike 1 – Back to Basics (January 25th)
Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (February 8, 2020)
Bike 3 – Street Skills (
February 22, 2020) RESCHEDULED March 7th, 2020
Bicycling 101 (date TBD)
All 1st time class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!
**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**
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. Please note: this is not a Learn to Ride class.
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 & Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning
Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro
What You’ll Need:
Please bring your bike in good working condition. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.
1st time participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.
Registration & Waivers:
Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor.
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. 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.
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.
Santa Monica Spoke is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving walking, biking and healthy active transportation in the City of Santa Monica. We are a community based nonprofit working to make Santa Monica more sustainable, and a better place to live, walk, bike, work and play.