In the spirit of empowering female riders, the SF Bicycle Coalition is proud to offer this full bike education course for self-identified women only, taught by a female instructor. Students must be 18 years of age or older - please bring ID for age verification purposes. This four-hour in-classroom, introductory course is perfect for new cyclists and those want to feel more comfortable riding on city streets. Class will cover the basics for how to choose the right bike and properly fit a helmet. Learn tips for the safest ways to ride in traffic, techniques to avoid or deal with road hazards and emergency maneuvers along with other useful gems of knowledge, like the best way to lock up your bike and how to use a bike in combination with public transit, and cyclists' legal rights and responsibilities. No bicycle is needed for this class. Sign up at sfbike.org/edu. Note: This class is the "day 1" course for League of American Bicyclists' Bike Ed Road I certification.
Bryan Goebel is a reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. A veteran journalist and writer, he helped launch Streetsblog SF in 2009 and served as editor for three years. He lives car-free in the Castro District.