Biking in Pleasanton

The City of Pleasanton encourages residents and employees to consider bicycling as a viable commute alternative. Throughout the year, bicycle safety classes are provided by Bike East Bay certified instructors to help new riders learn safe bicycling skills. In May, Bike to Work and School Days are held to give the community opportunities to try biking to work or school. Numerous events and workshops are planned to prepare for Bike to Work and School Days during the months of March and April. Bike East Bay encourages Alameda County residents to pedal to work and school on the official Bike to Work & School Day which occurs on the second Thursday in May. 

Bike Safety & Education

Riding a bike on the roadway takes skill! The City of Pleasanton is partnering with Bike East Bay and Cities of Dublin and Livermore to provide free bicycle safety workshops to help cyclists learn about road safety, laws and bike commuting. Certified instructors teach all the workshops. 

Officer adjusting bike helmet

Learn-To-Ride Class for Adults or Teens

This fun and entertaining class is for adults or teens who have either not yet learned how to ride a bike, or learned a long time ago but want a refresher on the basics of balancing, pedaling and steering. A working bicycle and helmet are required in order to participate.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 10 AM to 1 PM

Thomas Hart Middle School
4433 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Urban Cycling 101: a Two-Part Class for Adults

Day 1:  Classroom Workshop

This fun and entertaining workshop teaches basic rules of the road: how to equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, transport a bike on transit, and avoid crashes by using simple and safe techniques. No bike required.

Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 (Webinar)

Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 5 PM to 7 PM

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Day 2:  Road Class – Bike & Helmet Required

This is the second part of Urban Cycling 101.  Instructors will cover on-road, on-your-bike practice sessions, working in small groups to improve handling skills, learn crash avoidance maneuvers, and ability to bike confidently on any street. A functional bike and helmet are required. Free bike lights for all attendees. Drinks and snacks provided.

Urban Cycling 101: Day 2

Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 10 AM to 3 PM

Thomas Hart Middle School
4433 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

For more information and to register, contact

1-hour Bike Workshops

These 1-hour classroom courses are perfect for introducing riders to the concepts of biking and encourage a healthy commute.  Each class is taught by a certified instructor who will teach the basics of bike commuting, crash avoidance, and bicyclist rights and responsibilities.  You will also learn how to outfit your bike, how to take a bike on transit and how to bike smart while having fun.

Check Bike East Bay for class dates!

Family Cycling Workshop

The family that rides together thrives together! Join Bike East Bay’s certified instructors for a day of fun games, drills, and skills building. This workshop is for kids who are able to ride a bike and ready to take to the paths and roadways with their parents. Parents and kids (grades 2-6, recommended) must attend together; please, no drop-offs. Free reflective vests for youth attendees!

Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM

Thomas Hart Middle School
4433 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

For more information and to register, contact

National Bike Safety Month

May is National Bike Month in the cities of Dublin and Pleasanton. Both cities will host activities to promote bicycle safety and bicycling as a healthy way to travel, including the Bay Area’s Annual Bike to Work Day, which is typically on the third Thursday of the month.

On May 18, 2023, Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations were planned throughout the Bay Area. Cyclists enjoyed refreshments and received free bike bags filled with giveaways from local and regional sponsors (while supplies last). The Cities of Dublin and Pleasanton, along with BART, Hacienda, Veeva Systems, and REI Dublin hosted the Energizer Stations from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at both BART stations. 

View the City’s Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan