BEST Class: Bike 1 – Back to Basics (Northeast Long Beach)

BEST Class: Bike 1 – Back to Basics (Northeast Long Beach)

This class is primarily intended for seniors, but adult riders of all ages are welcome to attend.

Has it been awhile since you’ve been on a bike? Do you want to learn how to bike safely? The Bike 1 – Back to Basics class, presented by Metro, the Los Angele County Bicycle Coalition, Bikeable Communities, and Long Beach Parks and Recreation, will help you improve your bicycling skills. You’ll learn how to start and stop with confidence, scan, and signal. We’ll show you how to adjust your bike and helmet before a ride, and teach you how to perform a simple inspection to ensure your bike is road-ready. This is not a Learn to Ride class.

Consider signing up for the other classes in this series:

Bike 2 – Rules of the Road (2/13)

Bike 3 – Street Skills (2/20)

All class participants get a free helmet and a set of bike lights!

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Location: Northeast Long Beach. Once your attendance is confirmed, you will receive the exact location.

Class Size: Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register now to guarantee your spot!

**RAIN POLICY: In the event of a rain forecast, we will contact you 24 hours in advance to confirm or cancel the class**

Who Should Sign-Up:

If you know how to ride a bike, but you aren’t comfortable using a bicycle for everyday travel or recreation, then this class may be for you. To build rider confidence, this class covers the basics of bike handling and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills. Please note: this is not a Learn to Ride class.

What You’ll Learn:

  • What I Need to Bike: Helmet Fit / Lights / Locks

  • Things to Know Before Hitting the Streets: ABC Quick Check / Bike Parking / Bike Infrastructure

  • Basic Bike Handling Skills: Balance / Mount & Dismount / Steering / Signaling / Scanning

  • Bike Services / Events Offered by Metro

What You’ll Need:

  • Please bring your bike in good working condition. We recommend getting a tune up at your local bike shop if you haven’t ridden your bike in a long time or if you aren’t sure that it’s working well.

  • All participants will get a free helmet and a set of bike lights.

Registration & Waivers:

Participants ages 16 and up may participate in this class. All participants must sign a waiver to participate; if the participant is under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor. 

Metro’s Bicycle Education Safety Training (BEST) Program currently offers bike classes at 4 different levels—Bike 1, 2, 3 & Bicycling 101. If you are interested in taking classes at the next level or joining a community bike ride, check out the full event calendar. For more info on how to ride a bike in LA County, visit

The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization that works to make all communities in LA County healthy, safe, and fun places to ride a bike through advocacy, education, and outreach.

Bikeable Communities is a non-profit bicycling advocacy organization based in Long Beach, California. We champion bicycling as a viable, safe form of transportation in order to create better places to live, work and ride.

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