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  • Ride of Silence – join us in Irvine and San Clemente
    March 4, 2014 | 3:23 am

    Ride of Silence

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:30pm City of Irvine City Hall in Irvine, California = or =  San Clemente to Dana Point Wednesday at 6:30pm Join bicyclists across America who take time to remember fellow riders killed or injured on the nation’s highways. A slow easy ride in silence with opportunity to [...]

  • OC Tour de Cure 2012
    September 24, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As one of 83 cycling events in 43 states for diabetes, join over 250 riders as the OC Tour de Cure takes place this Saturday 9/29/12 in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel. The fundraiser supports nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes through the American Diabetes Association.

    There are 3 road and mountain routes to choose [...]

  • 2012 OC Gran Fondo
    September 23, 2012 | 8:51 am

    If you missed riding in The Tour, the Olympics, or even if you rode both, stretch your legs at a fundraiser on one of the 4 routes offered at the 2012 OC Gran Fondo. While primarily a fundraiser for  “Be A Hero Become A Donor” foundation (BAHBAD) and St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, there’s [...]

  • Road and Trail Closures in South County on 9/23/12
    September 21, 2012 | 5:40 am

    As a public safety message reminder from yesterday’s OC Register regarding road closures in the south county:

    The following roads and trails will be closed to the public between the hours of 06:00 thru 13:00:

    San Juan Creek Bike Trail  – closed between Doheny State Beach and Calle Arroyo La Novia Avenue  – closed between [...]

  • Bike Blvds in Anaheim?
    September 14, 2012 | 9:42 am

    The City of Anaheim is proposing Bicycle Boulevards on Lemon and Santa Ana Streets and want your feedback at an OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 22, 2012  from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Pearson Park Amphitheatre Patio 401 Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805.

    The proposal includes removing the north bound traffic lane on Lemon St. [...]

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BICYCLE CLASSES

Urban Cycling Workshops – Spring/ Summer 2014

A student carves a turn on her commuting bike that would make any bike racer proud.

March 12 & 15 @ Jax  Bicycles, Irvine
March 25 & 29 @ Spurgeon Intermediate in Santa Ana
April 3 & 5 @ Jax Bicycles, Huntington Beach
May 7 & 10 @ Jax Fullerton
Wednesday, May 28 & 31 sign up through www.ocwheelmen.org
June 4 & 7 @ Jac Bicycles, Irvine
July 9 & 12 @ Jax Bicycles, Irvine
August 20 & 23 @ Irvine Ranch Water District
September 10 & 13 @ Jax Bicycles, Huntington Beach

Email Pete van Nuys for more information or call 949 492 5737.

Register through our PayPal account here:


Class Dates & Location

Orange County Bicycle Coalition supports and promotes cyclist education through classroom classes and “real world” experience “skills and drills” on the road.  This class is open to bicyclists of all abilities, age 14 and older.

We like to limit the size of the class to around 20 people to enable the best personal level of attention, but we have done larger classes with advanced notice and sufficient assistants and volunteers.

During this 9 hour course we’ll separate bicycle safety fact from fiction, teach real, proven, and effective behaviors to make cycling easier and less stressful. Basic mechanics and fitting are covered, too.

In addition to learning people tell us this class is FUN!

A typical evening’s 3 hour presentation includes techniques to improve safety, traffic  law, and traffic theory. The 6 hour ride portion of the course includes essential mechanics, riding skills and drills,  a survey of street conditions and behavior, and a final exam.

The class is a 2 day commitment, typically 3 hours Wednesday evening, and a 6 hour Saturday.

Fee is $35 (cheap!) which includes materials, insurance, a written exam and (usually) a diploma “suitable for framing.”

Employee transportation coordinators or club presidents wishing to sponsor students may e-mail Pete van Nuys, or call 949 492 5737 for scheduling.

This is the only class approved by the League of American Bicyclists, developed over 30 years, producing thousands of happy, confident, and competent on-road cyclists.  For the full calendar of Traffic Skills 101 classes in Southern California, see the League of American Bicyclists calendar page.

Thanks for your time, interest, and support!

3 comments to BICYCLE CLASSES

  • admin

    Sorry for the late reply.
    Far as I know no one offers bike ed to kids under about 10. It’s all up the parents below that. What kids can actually process and learn changes dramatically as their brains and coordination evolve. As for those awesome “tricks,” well, that’s why nature has slightly more males born than females….

  • Walter Ford

    Have schedule conflicts for both of the sessions in May but interested in future classes.

    Also interested in finding training for a 1st grader who does ride but could use some ‘awesome’ instruction to become a better rider. (before some of his attempts at ‘tricks’ produces a trip to the ER)Web produces plenty of motorcycle training sites but have not found a bicycle one yet. Any suggestions?

  • Carey Li

    Hello, I am interested in taking the bicycle class. I’m an adult who just recently started learning how to ride a bike and am still not very good at it. Thank you.

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