Street Savvy Adult Bicycle Education

Would You Like to Have Fun on Your Bike This Fall?"

"This was a really great class!  In only two short hours Krista and Kellie managed to get a lot of useful information  across, take us on a bike ride filled with real world bike safety  examples and help the participants feel a lot more  confident about  riding our bikes on LBC streets -- even Atlantic Ave! Thank you!" Heather Morrison.

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Meet Kellie Morris - Your Ambassador to Becoming "Street Savvy" by Bike

Street Savvy is a short, two-hour, completely "hands on" bicycle  safety  class developed to help novice adult bicyclists learn the tools  and tips  they need to feel confident and safe riding their bikes for  daily local  errands, regular exercise, and riding on the weekends with  family and  friends.

Kellis Morris is is a certified bicycle education instructor with The League of American Bicyclists. Learn more about her and her own journey to a healthier life via bike here in her ongoing "We All Ride Bikes Column."

Why should you consider taking one of our new "Street Savvy" classes?

  • You'll make new friends!
  • You'll learn about your city!
  • You'll learn the skills you need to ride your bike safely and with confidence around town!
  • You'll do something smart for both your heart and your hard earned dollars!

Did you know riding a bike can be much easier and more comfortable to  do than you ever thought possible, even if you haven't ridden one in  over 25 years (like it had been for our editor Melissa Balmer!) The  Street Savvy classes will teach you how!

To Schedule a Street Savvy Class for Your Organization or Neighborhood Please Call (562) 612-0197 or Email: wobsocal@gmail.com.

About Street Savvy

Street Savvy is a short, two-hour, completely "hands on" bicycle  safety class developed to help novice adult bicyclists learn the tools  and tips they need to feel confident and safe riding their bikes for  daily local errands, regular exercise, and riding on the weekends with  family and friends.

Street Savvy was originally developed by Bike Long Beach for their  "Share Our Streets" multi-media road safety campaign courtesy of a grant  from Metro. With a maximum of 12 participants per class, the class  utilizes the local neighborhood to teach riders in a real world  environment as well as showcase to riders how beautiful their city can  be by bike, and how easy it can be to run local errands.

The Details:

Street Savvy is being hosted by  Women on  Bikes SoCal and led by female instructors who understand the  needs and  concerns women have about riding a bike safely for themselves  and their  whole family. Our instructors have received teaching  certification by  the League of American Bicyclists.

During the class you will learn the "Six Secrets to Being a Savvy Bicyclist" including:

  • How planning for your ride in advance makes riding more enjoyable and safe. 
  • How clear communications skills put you in control.
  • Sometimes we act like a driver, sometimes a pedestrian.
  • Smart urban skills - how adding the bus or train expand your travel horizons by bike.
  • How errand running and shopping by bike can help you achieve your  fitness goals, save you substantial money on gas, and learn how  beautiful your city is by bike. 
  • How being a "Street Savvy" bike rider sets a great example to inspire others to do the same!

Bike Shops - Collaborate with Women on Bikes to Host Street Savvy Classes!

Women on Bikes SoCal can bring the Street Savvy class to start/end from your store at no cost to you! Or you can have your bike shop's team trained in the Street Savvy  "female friendly" method and teach and promote the classes on your own.

If you would like to be on our email list to be notified of classes please send a note to wobsocal@gmail.com with "Street Savvy class information list" in the headline.