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Biking Classes

Metro sponsors classes at varying skill levels to get you comfortable with your bike and riding in an urban environment. These classes are FREE, interactive, and take place all across the county.

Bike 1 – Back to Basics

Bicycling for Beginners group picture

Ideal for: this is for people who know how to ride a bike, but are not very comfortable getting on a bike. (Note: this is not a learn-to-ride class)

Objective: this class covers bicycling basics and shows participants how to improve their bike control skills. Participants will gain a sense of confidence to get on a bike for everyday travel or recreation.

Course topics: biking necessities (helmet fit, lights/reflectors, locks, clothing), pre-ride checklist, basic bike handling skills, bike services and events offered by Metro.

Class duration: 1.25 hours (off-bike: 30 min / on-bike: 45 min)

Registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes (limited number of loaner bikes available for those who register in advance).

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Bike 2 – Rules of the Road

Street Skills Class

Ideal for: this is for people who are comfortable on a bike but may be nervous navigating city streets.

Objective: participants will understand the rules of the road and transform their knowledge of how to ride a bike into practical skills to navigate city streets and use their bikes for everyday travel.

Course topics: rules of the road, route planning, navigating common hazards, riding around and on transit, pre-ride checklist, bike services and events offered by Metro.

Class duration: 2 hours (off-bike: 60 min / on-bike: 60 min)

Registration is required. Attendees should bring their own bikes (limited number of loaner bikes available for those who need a bike, please register in advance)

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Bike 3 –  Street Skills

bicycling on city streets

Ideal for: this is for people who want to practice and enhance their bicycling skills on city streets.

Objective: the street skills rides are typically after-hour or weekend guided rides where participants can practice in real life the knowledge and skills learned at the Bike 2 – Rules of the Road classes.

Course topics: rules of the road, group ride etiquette, riding around transit, navigating hazards, avoiding accidents, bike services and events offered by Metro.

Class duration: 2.5 hours (off-bike: 30 min / on-bike: 2 hour)

Registration is required. Attendees should bring their own bikes (limited number of loaner bikes available for those who need a bike, please register in advance)

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Bike 4 - Flat Tire Clinic

learn how to maintain your bike or fix a flat tire on your own

This option is offered at Metro Bike Hubs where participants can learn and get hands-on experience on how to maintain your bike or fix a flat tire.

Bicycling 101 (Classroom-Only Instruction)

Course Topics: Bike Maintenance, Tire maintenance

Class Duration: 1 hour (off-bike)

Walk-in welcomed. No need to bring anything. But feel free to bring your bike along if it has a flat tire or needs some work

Ideal for: This classroom-only option is geared towards employers, organizations, and groups who are interested in a quick overview of bicycle basics, rules of the road, and things to know to start commuting safely by bike. This option is ideal for a lunchtime or post-work session.

Objective: Participants should know how to ride a bike, but they may be uncomfortable using a bicycle for everyday travel or recreation.

Course topics: biking necessities (helmet fit, lights/reflectors, locks, clothing); pre-ride checklist (ABC quick check, route planning, bike parking, bike infrastructure); biking on city streets (navigating common hazards, bikes and transit); bike services and events offered by Metro.

Class duration: 1 hour (off-bike)

Registration is required: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own bikes (limited number of loaner bikes available for those who register in advance).

Check out the class calendar

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