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Classes & Resources

Western Wheelers' sponsored Clinics

2024 Clinic Dates are being planned, stay tuned!

Bike Skills 101 - Fundamental Bike Handling Skills

Presented by Savvy Bike, on behalf of Western Wheelers, this members-only clinic is the foundation of everything else you’ll learn on the bike. This is the clinic where we teach the old dogs new tricks and the newbies the fundamentals. You’ll learn about balance and weight distribution and how that affects your ability to ride your bike safely and confidently. We’ll learn skills like riding with no hands, emergency stops, and how to look behind you while holding your line, how to steer, and counter-steer. After just four hours, we guarantee you’ll be a better bike handler and have much more fun on the bike.

Bike Skills 201 - Climbing + Descending Skills

Presented by Savvy Bike, on behalf of Western Wheelers, this members-only clinic is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Bike Skills 101. What goes up must come down, right? In this 4-hour co-ed clinic, we’ll teach you how to climb like a pro – seated climbs, standing climbs, short climbs, steep climbs, extended climbs. And then, we’ll teach you how to come back down again, focusing on a fast straight descent, and then a technical switchbacky descent. Prerequisite: Bike Skills 101. 

Bike Skills 301 - Pacelines + Group Riding

Presented by Savvy Bike, on behalf of Western Wheelers, this members-only clinic is a continuation of what you’ve learned in Bike Skills 101. Whether you are a recreational rider, a randonneur, or a racer, group riding skills will help you ride longer, faster, and farther. This is for every A, B, C, D and E rider in the Club! We’ll learn draft theory and basic pacelines, beginning with partner work and progressing to more complex group riding skillsPrerequisite: Bike Skills 101.

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition offers Bicycle Classes 

"Our bicycle classes exist to empower people to become more safe and confident riders"

SVBC offers an extensive Education Series—Monthly classes, Webinars and an Adult Education Series:

  • 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

SVBC Bicycle Classes > 

Coaching, Training & Maintenance



On August 15, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1946 into law. This course, developed with the assistance of key cycling organizations (e.g. LAB, CALBIKE, CABO), government agencies (e.g. CalTrans, CARB, California State Parks), and medical representatives (e.g. Stanford Health Care, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital), is designed to provide information about E-Bike riding, what to consider when purchasing an E-Bike, basic skills and maneuvers, rules of the road, and other safety tips.

Bikes & Bricks
Taught by mini-figures and inspired by bricks, this BIKING EDUCATIONAL VIDEO is an endearing and entertaining way to learn about Biking Basics, Staying Safe, Riding in Groups, Stuff you Need, and Riding all Year Long. For three riding levels: Basic Riding, Riding Independently, Experienced Riding, plus a Bonus Basic Bike Maintenance Guide at the end. For all ages, ~32 min long

League of American Bicyclists Learning Center

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

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 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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