Education

The Bike Coalition regularly provides classes and workshops to the public. Please see our event calendar for upcoming workshops.rodeo

Workshops we offer:

Bike Rodeos:
A Bicycle Rodeo is a bicycle skills event, taught on a school playground or parking lot, which provides an opportunity for kids and teens to practice and develop skills that will help them become better bicyclist and avoid typical crashes. Its objective is to teach children and teens the importance of seeing, being seen and remain under control at all times when riding a bicycle. This is achieved through a series of bicycle handling drills and simulation of traffic situations. Bicycle skills stations give students the opportunity to practice a variety of specific bike handling skills and procedures for operating a bike legally and more safely on the street.

Community Rides:

Community Rides offer kids and parents an opportunity to ride with an instructor safely around their neighborhood. This ride is often paired with a bike rodeo, providing a road setting to practice new bike handling skills. Community rides get kids and parents excited about riding in their neighborhoods and feeling empowered to use a bicycle to make every day short trips to school, the store, and park.

Brown Bag Presentation:

This 45 minute presentation is intended for employees during the lunch hour. The Bike Coalition will schedule a bike safety and bike commuting presentation that provides safety tips, information on the law, and a question and answer portion for curious new commuters.

Women and Family Riding Panel:

This panel will cover topics on women and family riding. Find out more about what is needed to safely ride with your family. What are other families doing? Which bike shops provide options for transporting your family by bike. Learn and converse with other women and family riders.

 TS 101:

This two day course will get you comfortable on the road and ready to commute or make those short trips to the store, library, or park. This course includes a 3 hour classroom portion as well as a 6 hour road portion. You will learn the following: proper bike & helmet fit, safety tips for riding in traffic, techniques for navigating hazardous roads, emergency maneuvers, using public transit with a bike, your legal rights and responsibilities. You will also receive hands on instruction on fixing a flat and bicycle adjustments.

BLT Rides (Bike & Learn Together)

A Casual Bike Ride with Traffic Safety Education

Once a month we offer a fun ride in a scenic part of San Diego County. Part learning experience, part coffee jaunt, these rides welcome all riders, but are geared for beginners. If you would like an introduction to road riding, riding in a group or just a nice morning out with some fun bicyclists, this is a ride for you. The rides are typically 8-10 miles, mostly flat on bike paths and lightly traveled roads. We do it at a pace that encourages talking and interaction. We talk a lot, stop a lot, while having fun and getting information about riding in various situations. No one is ever left behind.

To learn more about our classes and workshops, contact Hannah Williams, Project Coordinator at hannah@sdbikecoalition.org.