Urban Bicycling Workshops

The SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to offer free Urban Bicycling Workshops to all San Franciscans. Whether you’ve never been on a bike before or you just want to brush up with some tips for riding in the city, we’ve got a class to get you rolling!

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“Taking a classroom road class, plus a road skills class, gave me the courage to imagine that I could ride on roads one day, and gave me many skills [and] tips that surely saved my life … I’m out of my car, 40 pounds lighter, so much more confident, and living a biking dream that I would otherwise have thought was permanently outside my reach.” —Natalie, San Francisco


Adult Learn to Ride

You’re never too old to learn to bicycle! Instructors will work one-on-one to teach the basics of balancing, starting, stopping and steering a bike, as well as proper helmet fit and adjustment. Our skilled and patient instructors will help get you rolling in no time.

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Smart City Cycling 1: Classroom

Looking for a comprehensive introduction into urban riding? Our Smart City Cycling series is a three-part course covering everything you need to know about biking in the city. The three parts are divided into a Classroom workshop which is a pre-requisite for the two 2-hour on-bike workshops, which will be introduced summer 2019. Great for anyone wanting to hone their skills, or for those interested but intimidated by urban biking.



Traffic Skills 101: Day 2 On-Road

Our Traffic Skills 101 is a two part course using the League of American Bicyclist curriculum and covers everything you need to know about biking in the city. The Day 2 On-Road course will begin in a car-free space, practicing all the skills you learned in the Day 1 Classroom prerequisite course. Then, you will ride with a group of certified instructors through a variety of street conditions.


Night and All-Weather Biking

In a city that (almost) never sleeps, where mist and precipitation might roll in at any moment, it’s important to feel confident riding in any condition. This class, designed for intermediate riders who feel comfortable navigating urban streets, will teach you how to be prepared for whatever comes our way.



Intro to Urban Bicycling

This course is a 1-hour presentation covering the basics of how to pick the right bike for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, and route planning. This course is a great introduction for people who are considering bicycling, or looking to brush up on skills. No bicycle, or experience is needed, and courses are free and open to anyone 14 years or older.



Youth and Family Classes

Want to start biking with your kiddo? That’s great! The SF Bicycle Coalition teaches family biking classes that cover everything from biking while pregnant to biking your child to school. Biking with your family allows you to spend more quality, healthy time together.



Freedom From Training Wheels

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to help the next generation learn to ride confidently and comfortably on two wheels at the Freedom From Training Wheels Family Workshops across the city. At every Sunday Streets instructors are on hand to help caretakers and kids glide and ride on two wheels.

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School Physical Education Courses

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and YMCA YBike Program are proud to partner in helping San Francisco students learn to ride confidently and comfortably on two wheels. In our two-week long programs, YBike staff teach traffic safety and biking skills through classroom and on-bike experiences.

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All of our bicycle education classes are free and open to the public. Thank you to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Transportation Authority for sponsoring these safety classes. 

Still can’t find a class on our calendar that works with your schedule? Visit  Bike East Bay’s website for a schedule of available classes. Our classes are transferrable so you can take Day 1 or Day 2 of the Urban Bicycling 101 series in either location.