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San Diego Bike Coalition Brings Bike Safety, Education Courses to North County

Carlsbad, Oceanside community members sign up to learn best biking practices

Oceanside CA—  As the San Diego area becomes an increasingly bike-friendly region the demand for bicycle education and safety grows.  The Bike Coalition provides free and frequent trainings for people of all ages and abilities to teach bicyclists to take proper precautions anytime they pedal.

The County’s Bicycle advocacy organization, the San Diego County Bike Coalition, kicks off 2015 with four North County bicycle rides and trainings to give residents the education and practice necessary to feel comfortable sharing the road. Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists will guide riders of all ages through:

  • Safety tips for riding in traffic
  • Techniques for navigating road hazards
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Using public transit
  • Proper bike and helmet fit
  • Flat tire repair
  • Minor and quick bicycle fixes
  • Legal responsibilities and rights

Class schedule:

  • Friday, January 9 at 6 p.m.
    • Bicycle Traffic Skills 101: In Class
    • Location: Oceanside Community Rooms — 300 N. Coast Hwy.
  • Saturday, January 17 at 9 a.m.
    • Bicycle Traffic Skills 101: On Road
    • Location: Oceanside Community Rooms —  300 N. Coast Hwy.
  • Saturday, January 24, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Explore Smart Biking Routes to and from Carlsbad Village
    • Location: Carlsbad Chocolate Bar — 2998 State St.
  • Saturday, January 31, 10 a.m. – noon 
    • Carlsbad Mobility Workshop
    • Location: Carlsbad Senior Center —  799 Pine Ave.
For additional information on Bike Coalition and its education and volunteer opportunities in 2015, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.
About the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
The coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.
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