Urban Cycling Workshops
Email Pete van Nuys to register. Call 949 492 5737 for more information.
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 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.
At left, a student carves a turn on her commuting bike that would make any bike racer proud. In addition to learning people tell us this class is FUN!
A typical evening’s 3 hour presentation includes safety, bike handling, law, and traffic theory. The 6 hour ride portion of the course includes essential mechanics, bicycle drills, a survey of street conditions and behavior, and a final exam.
The class is a 2 day commitment, typically a mid-week 3 hour evening, and a 6 hour weekend day.
Classes are $35 which includes materials, insurance, a written exam and (usually) a diploma “suitable for framing.”
Our last 3 courses have been sell-outs, so we know you’re interested!
Club presidents wishing to sponsor their members 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.
If you are interested in forming a group to create a course in your area, please let us know where and when and how many by completing the following survey:
Thanks for your time, interest, and support!