To sign up for a Smart Cycling Class, check our event calendar for upcoming dates. Note that these classes are designed for adults and teens. If you’d like to ride with your younger children, check out our Family Bike Workshops!
Come and learn everything from lane positioning to gear ratios. Not sure how to ride through an intersection? Curious about riding two abreast? Our nationally certified instructors are walking bicycle-encyclopedias and can answer any question you might have. We guarantee you’ll come away having benefited whether you are an expert or a novice bicyclist.
This four-hour course provides 2 hours of class instruction and 2 hours of on-bike instruction. Our instructors use slide illustrations and street diagrams to communicate a general overview of how to bicycle safely in Sonoma County. Our on-bicycle instruction includes both skill drills and a instructional bike ride to help recognize and avoid potential hazards and significantly improve riding skills.
A bicycle in good mechanical condition and a properly fitted helmet are required for our Smart Cycling class.
Online Educational Resources
Here are some useful resources from the League of American Bicyclists (the entity that certifies our instructors):
- Traffic Skills 101 online safety course: this collaboration between the city of Houston and the League is the equivalent of our classroom instruction.
- Smart Cycling videos – rules of the road, adjusting your bike, fitting your helmet, basic bike handling schools, and more!
- Smart Cycling safety tips