May marks the month for Bike Safety in the City of Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley! Check out the following FREE bike events and bike safety class being offered. For a list of events in Dublin, go to www.dublin.ca.gov/bikemonth. For a list of events in Livermore, go to www.cityoflivermore.net. See below for Pleasanton events.
FREE SUMMER BICYCLE SAFETY CLASSES - REGISTER TODAY!
Urban Cycling 101: a two-day class for adults and teens
This fun and entertaining workshop is taught by East Bay Bicycle Coalition bicycle safety instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, use transit, and avoid crashes by riding predictably, visibly, and communicating with motorists by your actions and signals. No bike required.
- Saturday, August 10th, 2013 1:00pm-4:30pm
Thomas Hart Middle School – Multi-Purpose Room4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton
Join us for a half day of bike riding! This is the second part of Urban Cycling 101. Instructors will cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups with certified instructors to improve your handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and ability to confidently and safely share the road with other traffic. A functional bike is required; drinks and snacks will be provided.
- Saturday, August 24th, 2013 10am-4pm
Thomas Hart Middle School – Parking Lot & Gymnasium4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton
Free bike lights for all graduates of our bicycle safety classes. Attendance at both classes is not required. Register today at www.ebbc.org/safety.
The family that rides together thrives together! Safe road bicycling takes a lot more than balance, a helmet and a good attitude. Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s League Certified safety instructors for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids able to ride a bike and who are ready to ride on the roadways with their parents. Parents and kids must attend together and should bring their own bikes. Each child receives a free red blinky light for participating!
•Saturday, July 13th, 2013
HELMET FITTINGS & GIVEAWAYS – MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Thank you to our Helmet Giveaway sponsors for providing helmets to middle school students this year. We had three successful Helmet Fitting & Giveaway events at our three middle schools which provided approximately 90 helmets to students. Funds for the Helmet Giveaways are provided in part by a grant from the Valley Spokesmen in cooperation with the City of Pleasanton, BAAQMD and Alameda County Transportation Commission.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 BIKE TO WORK DAY SPONSORS: