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Skills and Safety Clinics, Classes and Resources

Clinics & Classes

COMING SPRING 2022 - Adult Bicycle Education Classes from VTA

The Valley Transportation Authority has announced that it will will be offering four types of bicycle courses for at least the next two years. Offered in partnership with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), all Classes are free (through 2016 Measure B bicycle and pedestrian program funds):

    • Biking Basics: One-hour biking workshops – for people who want a quick review of bicycle safety in a classroom setting 
    • Smart Cycling Part 1- Classroom: Comprehensive four-hour workshops to prepare you to bike safely on the road – for people who want to get into the details and learn how to choose a bike, how to ride safely, basic safety checks, and commuting tips. Classroom setting.
    • Smart Cycling Part 2- On-bike: On-bike workshops where you can practice biking on the street in small groups and with instructors – for people who want hands-on experience practicing skills. Prerequisite: Smart Cycling Part 2- Classroom
    • Bike maintenance workshops – for people who want to know how to change a tire, fix a flat, and basic maintenance

More information on the VTA site > 


Coaching & Training
Western Wheelers Bicycle Club offers this list for reference only. Coaching services vary, contact the companies directly for more information.


Resources  


League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101
online course


Bicycling Street Smarts: Riding Confidently, Legally, and Safely, by John S. Allen.

The physical manual (available to WWBC members upon request) includes most of the California specific vehicle codes applicable to bicycle travel.


As a cyclist on the roadway, you have the same rights and responsibilities of a vehicle driver and are responsible for complying with the California Vehicle Code (CVC).  


League of American Bicyclists  Smart Cycling Quick Guide (sample, preview version)


League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Manual (purchase through LAB)



League of American Bicyclists Education Videos

  • Basic Bike Check
  • Bike Lanes
  • Intersection Positioning
  • Scanning
  • Share the Trail
  • Shifting Gears
  • Signaling
  • Traffic Laws and Cycling
  • and more...


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