Do you want a quick overview of bike basics, rules of the road, and things to know to bike safely? The BEST Bicycling 101 class, presented by Metro, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, and Budget Pro Bicycles is a 1-hour classroom-only, off-bike session to help expand your overall bike knowledge. Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend or family member with them.
At this class, you will also learn about proposed Metro projects such as the North Hollywood-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.
Pre-registration is preferred for this class to ensure we have a minimum number of students, but walk-ins are welcome too.
Who Should Sign-Up:
If you know how to ride a bike, but may be uncomfortable using a bike for everyday travel or recreation. This class covers bike safety basics with an engaging and interactive presentation.
What You’ll Learn:
What I Need to Bike: Choosing a Bike / Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks
Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Route Planning / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure
Biking on City Streets: Rules of the Road / Navigating Common Hazards / Bikes and Transit
Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro
Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bicycling 101 and Bike 1, 2, & 3. The Bicycling 101 off-bike presentation is offered to organizations, businesses, and public agencies to provide a brief overview of bike basics. After this class, participants are encouraged to seek out additional BEST classes with on-bike instruction.
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.
The 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.
Budget Pro Bicycles is a family owned bicycle shop in Eagle Rock that’s been in business for 25+ years.