Do you want to be more comfortable and confident when cycling on city roads? Take Bike 3 – Street Skills class and practice what you learned in a real-world setting.
The Bike 3 – Street Skills class, presented by Metro, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition – LACBC and Santa Monica Spoke is a free 2.5-hour class for adults and teens to practice safe riding with a group of beginning cyclists. You’ll learn cycling etiquette, practice riding in a real-world setting, and make pit stops at local establishments to get refreshments.
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 are comfortable getting on a bike and want to gain more experience bicycling on city streets in a group setting. This ride will apply practical skills and critical thinking in real-world settings and will build off skills learned in the Bike 1 and Bike 2 level classes.
PLEASE NOTE: While you are not required to take Bike 1 or 2 to enroll in the next level class, we strongly encourage you to take this short screening quiz to determine if the next level classes are appropriate for your skill level. This is not a “Learn to Ride” class, so you are expected to at least know how to ride a bike, even if you are not a frequent rider.
What You’ll Learn:
Biking on City Streets:
Rules of the Road / Navigating Common Hazards / Group Etiquette / Sharing Paths and Trails
Biking and Transit:
Riding around Transit / Taking bikes on trains and buses/ 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.